Man Arrested for Rape
On May 1st officers received a report of child sexual abuse from the family of a 12 year old child. The family members believed, based on items found at the home and electronic communications, that the 12 year old had sexual contact with an adult male known to the child. The adult male suspect was identified as Neftali Chavez, 21, of Annapolis.
Annapolis Police Department detectives launched an investigation into these allegations and the family obtained a protective order preventing Chavez from having any contact with the 12 year old. Chavez reportedly had contact with the 12 year old after the protective order was in place. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Chavez charging him with second degree rape, third degree sex offense, perverted practice and violation of a protection order. Chavez was arrested on May 25th. Chavez is currently being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
As the investigation continues, Annapolis Police Department detectives are urging any other victims or anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect to contact them at 410-260-3439. You can also provide anonymous tips by calling 410-280-CLUE or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Submitting Anonymous Tips to Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland
Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization separate from the Annapolis Police Department. When you phone in or submit your Annapolis crime tip online or through the P3 Tips smartphone app Metro Crime Stoppers receives your tip anonymously and only forwards your tip information to the Annapolis Police Department. No identifying information is ever forwarded to us. Metro Crime Stoppers uses a special coding system to protect your identity, they do not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. If your tip leads to the arrest or indictment of a person for a felony you could qualify for up to a $2,000 cash reward from Metro Crime Stoppers. You can submit a tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting www.metrocrimestoppers.org, or through the P3 Tips smartphone app. The app can be found in the Apple or Android app stores by searching for P3 Tips.
You can also call a tip into us directly at 410-280-CLUE (2583).