According to prosecutors, a 27-year-old former Baltimore County police officer who was found guilty of second-degree rape and assault in August will be required to serve his four-year sentence at home.
A judge sentenced Anthony Westerman to 15 years in prison on Friday, but suspended the entire sentence with the exception of four years in home detention, according to a statement from the Baltimore County state’s attorney.
According to the statement, Westerman was found guilty in August of two counts of second-degree rape, three counts of third-degree sexual offense, four counts of fourth-degree sexual offense, and two counts of second-degree assault for incidents in 2017 and 2019.
According to the state’s attorney, one of the rape convictions was withdrawn by the judge during the sentencing phase on Friday.
Westerman is appealing his convictions after pleading not guilty to the charges.
According to CBS News, Westerman was suspended without pay from the Baltimore County Police Department after being charged in 2019, according to a spokesperson for the department, who added that he was fired on Monday.