Parkville Man Arrested In Craigslist Job Sex Offense
The following information was obtained from the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
A Parkville man has been arrested and charged after police say he grabbed the breasts and buttocks of a woman who he met when she applied for a job through the online classifieds site Craigslist.
Melvin James Dixon III, 47, of the 2400 block of Harwood Road in Parkville, was charged with fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault in connection with the case, according to online court records.
On Nov. 2, a 24-year-old woman met Dixon at his Harwood Road address in response to a posting on Craigslist offering employment, according to Baltimore County Police Department Lt. Ron Brooks.
The interview lasted about an hour, Brooks said. Then Dixon told the victim he was going to drive her to a job site, according to Brooks.
Dixon allegedly stopped his vehicle in the 2300 block of E. Joppa Road and grabbed the woman's breasts and buttocks, Brooks said. The woman asked to be taken back to the Harwood Road address where she was picked up by her boyfriend, Brooks said.
Police later arrested Dixon. He was held at the Baltimore County Detention Center and released on $50,000 bond. A booking photo of Dixon was not immediately available.
A trial date is set for Jan. 10 at 1 p.m.