Salisbury man wanted in Illinois arrested during Route 50 traffic stop

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - A man was arrested during a Salisbury traffic stop in connection to sexual assault crimes involving disabled people that happened in Illinois.

Maryland State Police say on Monday, just after 3:30 PM, a trooper traveling on Route 50 stopped a vehicle that was following his patrol vehicle too closely, in Salisbury. Authorities report that they learned that the driver, 60-year-old Andre Pierre, of Salisbury, had an active arrest warrant for several sexual assault crimes, in Lincolnshire, Illinois. According to the report, incidents happened while Pierre worked as a nursing assistant at a home for people with disabilities.

Pierre was arrested and charged with two counts sexual assault, two counts sexual abuse, and one count of sexual misconduct with a person with a disability. He is currently being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center where he is awaiting extradition back to Illinois.

Troopers say Detectives for the Lincolnshire Police Department were notified and flew to Salisbury to interview the suspect.

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