Original release (August 25, 2016 8:39 p.m.):
On July 14, 2016, a 28-year-old man reported to Baltimore County Police that he had been sexually assaulted by the suspect who is his step-father.
The man told investigators that the abuse occurred from the time he was 13 to the time he was 16 at his home in Freeland, Maryland. The abuse involved the suspect, who is his step-father, touching his genital area mainly while he slept. On one occasion, he awoke to find the suspect touching his genital area over his clothing. The victim also suspected that he was being watched while in the shower or alone in his room.
The suspect has been identified as 53-year-old David Roesler of Pennsylvania. Roesler turned himself in at the Towson Precinct August 24. He was charged with child abuse and fourth-degree sex offense and released on $50,000 bail.
Investigators believe that there are no other victims.
Roesler was with the Baltimore County Police Department for 30 years; last serving in the K-9 unit. He is no longer with the department.