Leonardtown, MD — A 30-year-old Leonardtown man is being held without bond after being charged with raping an eight-year-old girl.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with investigators from Child Protective Services, began their investigation on September 11, after receiving reports of sexual abuse involving Gilbert Estevez and an eight-year-old child. 

Investigators determined there was enough evidence to arrest Estevez for abusing the child. He was taken into custody and charged with the following:

  • Rape Second Degree
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor
  • Sex Offense Third Degree
  • Assault Second Degree


Estevez is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation
Center on a no bond status.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Taylore Nauman at (301) 475-4200 extension *8109 or by email at Taylore.Nauman@stmarysmd.com.