Manchester * Hampstead * Lineboro


October 14, 1992

Lineboro man held on charges of abuse, battery

Donald Spencer Brooks, 52, of the 4200 block of East Main Street, Lineboro, is being held on $200,000 bail on child sexual abuse, assault and battery charges.

Investigators of the Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Unit of the state police and the state's attorney's office brought the charges Friday after interviewing an 11-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, who are both children of a family friend of the accused.

The alleged sexual assaults occurred during the period of September 1988 to September 1990 while the two children were in the presence of Mr. Brooks, police said.


* Hampstead: Hand and power tools were taken from the attached garage of a house on Harvey Gummel Road between Sept. 27 and 28, state police said.


* Hampstead: Manchester, Arcadia and Hampstead responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Hanover Pike at 3:27 p.m. on Monday.

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