Baltimore police officer charged with sexual solicitation of a minor

COLUMBIA, Md. - A Baltimore City police officer was arrested in Howard County for allegedly soliciting an underage prostitute.

Charles William Hagee, 44, of the 8800 block of Goose Landing Circle in Columbia, was arrested Wednesday morning at Baltimore police headquarters and will be charged with third- and fourth-degree sexual offense and sexual solicitation of a minor.

Howard County Police received a tip regarding the prostitution of a 14-year-old girl in Columbia. Police said they believe Hagee contacted the girl through a phone number posted to an online prostitution advertisement and the two exchanged text messages before meeting at his home and engaging in sexual activity on three separate occasions between January and May 2013.

The Baltimore Police Department has confirmed Hagee, a 19-year veteran assigned to the Special Enforcement Section, has been suspended without pay.

The investigation is ongoing. Police encourage anyone who may have been a victim, or has additional information about Hagee, to come forward and contact Howard County police at 410-313-2630.

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