Timothy Nelson waived preliminary hearing

Local News

Timothy Nelson, the man arrested for the kidnapping and rape of a young girl, filed a waiver on January 16 to have his preliminary hearing waived.

Nelson is accused of kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old girl in Somerset County back in 1999.

Police found DNA evidence left behind at the scene, but were unable to match it to anyone in their database.

In 2004, the suspect’s DNA matched two other kidnapping cases in Hagerstown, Maryland, but no arrest was made.

It was not until December 2018 that the FBI Special Evidence Unit matched the fingerprints left at the scene to Timothy Nelson.

On Tuesday, January 8, police arrested Nelson in Cumberland, Maryland.

A trial date has not been set.

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