Man To Serve 19 Years in the Department of Corrections for 2 Counts of 2nd Degree Rape


For Immediate Release

May 13, 2024

Man To Serve 19 Years in the Department of Corrections for

 2 Counts of 2nd Degree Rape


Frederick, MD – Today, in the Frederick County Circuit Court, Nicholas Wayne Summers was sentenced to 40 years in the Department of Corrections, suspending all but a 19-year active sentence to be served in the Division of Corrections, for 2 counts of 2nd degree rape.  The State’s Attorney’s Office worked closely with the victim and her family in the resolution of this case.  The sentence imposed was based on a binding plea agreement entered into by the State and the defense.

In May 2023, a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call for a sexual assault of a minor that occurred previously.  The concerned mother of the minor victim told the deputy her child made a social media post about a traumatic incident the child experienced in the past.  The mother talked with the child and learned the defendant committed multiple sexual assaults on the child in Montgomery and Frederick counties over a three-year period.

State’s Attorney, Charlie Smith stated, “The year-long collaboration between Frederick County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the State’s Attorney’s Office brought justice to the victim and the victim’s family today.  We will continue to hold predators accountable in Frederick.”

Upon release from the Department of Corrections, Summers will serve 5 years of specialized sex offender supervision. Additionally, he will be subject to lifetime sex offender supervision and lifetime sex offender registration.  His conditions include no contact with the victim, no unsupervised contact with minors, internet and GPS monitoring, and a prohibition from possessing any/all firearms.

The State was represented by Assistant State’s Attorney, Erin Pearl, Special Victims Unit.

Press Contact:

Jacqueline Rottmann

Court Media Relations Officer


100 West Patrick Street

Frederick, Maryland  21701