Convicted Sex Offender Formerly of Edgewood Hit With New Charges, Police Seek Other Victims

Irvine Gary Oelke, 74, formerly of Edgewood, Maryland was arraigned on 23 September 2008 in the Circuit Court for Harford County before Judge William O. Carr, on charges stemming from an indictment by the Grand Jury for Harford County on July 29, 2008.

The Indictment charges Oelke with Sexual Child Abuse, Sexual Child Abuse/ Continuing Course of Conduct and Sexual Solicitation of a minor. The victim was eight years old at the time the crimes were committed. The crimes occurred in 2003 and 2004.

Oelke is presently incarcerated in the Maryland Department of Corrections for the 2008 Baltimore County conviction for the Attempted Kidnapping of a minor under the age of 12. In 2004, Oelke was convicted of Sexual Child Abuse in Cecil County and is a registered sex offender.

The police believe that there may be other victims from that time who have not come forward

The case is being investigated by the Harford County Child Advocacy Center and anyone with any information concerning this case is urged to contact the Center at 410.638.3294.