Officer arrested, accused of pulling gun after sexual encounter

An employee of the Maryland State Department of Corrections was arrested Monday, accused of pulling a gun on a man after a sexual encounter.

Sgt. William Hawkins, a 26-year-old eight-year veteran and canine officer with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has been placed on leave without pay amidst the accusation.  He was released from jail after posting a $75,000 bond.

Officials say a 19-year-old man claims to have met Hawkins online and then agreed to meet up for a sexual act to be exchanged for money. The two allegedly met up on April 28 at about 7:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn area. The victim of the incident says he performed a sexual act on Hawkins and that the corrections officer left without paying.

According to a report provided by the Baltimore County Police Department, the victim says Hawkins pulled a gun after he followed him to his white SUV in aim of collecting payment for the service provided.

The man says Hawkins was wearing his uniform but his nametag and badge were missing.

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