A man who was charged in a sexual assault that occurred in Ocean City last year pleaded guilty in Snow Hill Circuit Court in Snow Hill last week, agreeing to a statement of facts detailing a second-degree sex offense and filming child pornography.
Elmer E. Casco-Hernandez, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland was one of five men who assaulted a 17-year-old girl in a midtown hotel room last summer. He was also charged with second-degree rape, assault and other sex crimes, but he accepted a plea deal with Assistant State’s Attorney Diane Karsnitz on May 10.
Worcester County State’s Attorney also offered the same deal to Kevin J. Caceres, 20, of Rockville in April for his involvement in the crime.
Both Casco-Hernandez and Caceres were charged with assaulting the teenager in December after an investigation Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Ocean City Police Department. The case began on June 14, when a Worcester deputy arrested Erick H. Ramirez, 21, of Silver Spring for allegedly having drugs in his car.