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UPDATE: Convicted sex offender sentenced to over 40 years in prison for 2016 Salisbury rape

A Wicomico County man will spend over the next four decades in prison for his role in a 2016 rape, in Salisbury.

The Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says on Friday, 34-year-old Charles Griffin, of Salisbury, was sentenced to life in prison with all but an active 45 years suspended. Griffin was convicted of rape first degree on July 12. The charges stemmed from an incident that happened on October 20, 2016, in Salisbury.

On that day, in the 200 block of Center Street, Griffin followed and confronted a woman on the sidewalk, and then forced her into a nearby backyard at knife point. Once in the back yard, Griffin forced her to have sex with him.

Due to his role in the 2016 incident, Griffin is a Tier III sexually violent offender which requires mandatory lifetime registration.

The Wicomico County State's Attorney Ella Disharoon thanked the Salisbury Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, Det. Jeff Miller and Det. Ryan Brittingham, and Senior Assistant State's Attorney Kristen Schultz for their work and prosecution of this case.

 


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