ESSEX — Baltimore County police officer Anthony Westerman, 27, of Essex, was sentenced on Nov. 19 to home detention for the rape of a 22-year-old woman, according to a press release.

He was convicted on Aug. 20 of two counts of second-degree rape, third-degree sexual offense, fourth-degree sexual offense and second-degree assault for an incident that occurred in October 2017. He was also convicted of second-degree assault of another woman in an event that took place in June 2019.

The incident that led to the rape convictions involved a victim that Westerman had taken to his home from a bar. She was passed-out drunk and awoke to find Westerman on top of her and raping her.

Judge Keith Truffer sentenced Westerman to 15 years imprisonment, wholly suspended except for four years of home detention, and probation following his time in home detention. He also permitted Westerman to remain released to home detention pending an appeal of the convictions.

Westerman was also sentenced to one day in jail for second-degree assault of the other victim.

Since Westerman was charged with the offenses, he has been suspended without pay from the police department.

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