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Dog Watcher Demands Sex From Owner, Police Say

A Maryland man is accused of demanding sexual favors as payment for watching a woman's dog while she stepped inside a business.

Edward Lewis Thompson, 23, was indicted July 10 on charges of an attempted second-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, according to WUSA9.com.

On June 11, Thompson allegedly agreed to watch a pit bull for a woman who needed to go inside a local business in Frederick. 

The woman told police that when she left the building Thompson asked her for “sexual favors in return for watching her dog,” according to the Washington Post.

The woman said the suspect followed her to an alley, grabbed her and again demanded sexual favors.

Frederick police identified Thompson after several interviews and watching video surveillance. Thompson was arrested for the assault charge on June 24 and indicted for the sex offense charge on July 10, an official told The Huffington Post.

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