Fruitland man convicted of rape and assault

SALISBURY, Md. – A Fruitland man was convicted on multiple charges Thursday, including rape and assault.

Officials say 27-year-old Drew Carter was found guilty of two counts of second degree rape, one count each of first and second degree assault, one count of third degree sex offense, and one count of reckless endangerment, following a three day trial.

The charges stem from an incident on June 20, 2018, during which Carter sexually and physically assaulted the victim in a residence on Hayward Avenue in Fruitland. The victim sustained significant injuries as a result of the incident.

Carter was taken into custody that same day as he was leaving Maryland to head to Georgia.

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