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Baltimore Ravens Head Of Security Charged With Sex Offense

Longtime head of security Darren Sanders was charged with fourth-degree sexual contact without consent on Tuesday.

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Baltimore Police issued a summons for Sanders to appear in court in February to face one charge of sexual conduct without consent. The incident for which Sanders is being charged allegedly occurred on Dec. 14, 2014, according to the police record.

The charge is punishable by a maximum of a year in jail or a fine of $1,000, or both, according to the state's penal code.

Sanders' summons, first reported by the Baltimore Sun, comes just as the Ray Rice saga with the NFL and the Ravens sunsets. The Ravens cut Rice after TMZ released surveillance video of him beating his then-fianceé Janay Palmer in an elevator.

Sanders was in charge of the Ravens' investigation into the incident, which took months to complete.

Rice and Palmer have since married.

The Ravens will play against the Steelers in the first round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the Ravens for comment.

Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Lindsey Adler at lindsey.adler@buzzfeed.com.

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