Nicholas Wayne Summers Sentenced For Rape Of Minor In MD

A man will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life following a near two-decade prison term for sexually assaulting a minor, the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office announced on Monday afternoon.

Nicholas Wayne Summers

Nicholas Wayne Summers

Photo Credit: Frederick County Sheriff

Nicholas Wayne Summers has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, with all but 19 suspended, after admitting to two counts of second-degree rape following an investigation that was launched last year, officials say.

In May 2023, investigators from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office received a report of a sexual assault of a minor that had previously taken place.

According to prosecutors, the concerned mother of the girl told the deputy her child made a social media post about a traumatic incident the child experienced in the past. 

The mother talked with the child and learned that Summers committed multiple sexual assaults on the child in Montgomery and Frederick counties over a three-year period.

“The year-long collaboration between Frederick County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the State’s Attorney’s Office brought justice to the victim and the victim’s family today," Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith stated. "We will continue to hold predators accountable Frederick.”

When he is released, the Hagerstown resident will serve five years of specialized sex offender supervision, and he will be subject to lifetime sex offender supervision and lifetime sex offender registration. 

His conditions also include no contact with the victim, no unsupervised contact with minors, Internet and GPS monitoring, and a prohibition from possessing any firearms.

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