News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On September 11, 2019, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, along with investigators from Child Protective Services (CPS), began an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving an eight-year-old victim and an adult male. The investigation determined Gilbert NMN Estevez, age 30 of Leonardtown, had sexually abused the female victim. Estevez was arrested and charged with the following:

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

Estevez is currently incarcerated 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

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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