Dunbar aide accused of molestation Suspect assisted the coaches of basketball team

June 15, 1993|By Michael James | Michael James,Staff Writer

A part-time staff aide who worked with the varsity basketball team at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School has been charged with twice sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy after offering him a ride home, Baltimore police reported.

Police said that the boy does not attend Dunbar but that one of the alleged attacks took place at the school, which is at 1400 Orleans St. in East Baltimore.

Edward "Zeke" Mazyck, 28, of the 1500 block of E. 33rd St. was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts each of sodomy, kidnapping, perverted sex practice and battery, said Doug Price, a city police spokesman. Mr. Mazyck assisted the basketball coaches during the past two seasons.

The charges stem from a claim by a 14-year-old boy who said Mr. Mazyck offered him a ride home on May 20, Mr. Price said. The boy, who said he had known Mr. Mazyck for about two months, claimed he was not driven home but instead was taken "to a secluded spot near some railroad tracks," Mr. Price said.

Police said the victim reported that he was sexually assaulted at the location.

The boy claimed that Mr. Mazyck then drove him to Dunbar, took him inside and sexually assaulted him again, Mr. Price said.

Mr. Mazyck was being held on $25,000 bond last night at the hTC Baltimore City Detention Center.

Nat Harrington, a school department spokesman, said Mr. Mazyck has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

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