Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland


On Friday, September 2, 2022, Wayne Eugene White, age 46, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 20 years in the Division of Corrections for his conviction on the charge of rape in the second degree, to which he pleaded guilty on June 9, 2022. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court, who imposed the sentence, suspended all but 10 years of incarceration and placed White on 3 years of supervised probation upon release. White must also submit a DNA sample and register as a Tier III lifetime sex offender upon his release.

The charges arose as a result of police being dispatched to an Ocean City condominium unit on December 3, 2021. Officer Woods and Officer Stevens of the Ocean City PoliceDepartment responded to investigate a domestic assault. Upon arrival, they observed a female victim with blood covering her mouth and chin area and staining her sweatshirt. Investigation revealed the victim had been assaulted and then raped, and she identified Wayne White as her attacker. Officers were able to quickly locate and arrest White as the forensic services unit processed the crime scene and collected evidence.

Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser thanked the Ocean City Police Department for their thorough investigation of this matter and commended Assistant State’s Attorney Pamela Correa who prosecuted the case.