Brothers indicted on charges of child sex abuse in '60s, '70s

December 22, 1992

Two brothers were indicted by a county grand jury yesterday on sexual child abuse charges stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred in their mother's home in Glen Burnie in the 1960s and 1970s.

Edward A. Marriott, 50, of Big Fork, Mont., and Norman Marriott, 52, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa., were indicted yesterday on charges of incest, carnal knowledge of a child under 14, unnatural and perverted sex practices, second-degree rape, sexual child abuse and second-degree sex offenses.

The alleged abuse took place dur

ing family visits to the home over a 12- to 13-year period ending in the early 1980s, Anne Arundel County Assistant State's Attorney Cynthia Ferris said.

Edward Marriott is accused of abusing his two daughters, and Norman Marriott is accused of abusing one of his daughters and a sister-in-law.

Ms. Ferris said the victims, now in their late 20s and 30s, reported the alleged abuse after learning that Edward Marriott had recently remarried and that his wife had a young daughter.

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