Park Hall man charged with rape

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Park Hall man was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree rape and committing a third-degree sexual offense, filed by police who report a 12-year-old girl alleged she had been sexually assaulted earlier that day.

A St. Mary's court commissioner ordered that Jamal G. Ball, 22, remain in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond.

St. Mary's detectives report that they went to St. Mary's Hospital's emergency room on Tuesday after the child told hospital staff what had happened. An investigation led to the suspect's arrest on the felony charges, and he was taken to the county jail.