On the afternoon of May 19, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into a report of a sex offense involving a juvenile female, after initially responding to a private residence in Mechanicsville for a reported disturbance.
Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) were contacted and continued the investigation. As a result of their investigation, suspect Anton Cortez Queen, 22, of Mechanicsville was later arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
Cortez is being held at the Detention Center on a no bond status.
Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 (callers can remain anonymous, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).