2 accused of molesting foster children

February 08, 1994|By Darren M. Allen | Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer

Two Reisterstown men remained in the Carroll County jail last night on charges of sexually abusing three young men for years while they were foster children in the men's former home in Finksburg, authorities said.

Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. yesterday set bail for Marshall Moniquie Kirkpatrick and Samuel Lee Glover at $50,000 and $75,000, respectively.

They were arrested Friday night at their home on Osborne Road by state police Tfc. Jody Newcomer after an investigation that has lasted several months. Police said the investigation is continuing.

Mr. Kirkpatrick, 28, and Mr. Glover, 46, are being held on 29 charges of child sexual abuse involving the three men, who are now between the ages of 18 and 22.

According to two 29-count indictments returned by a Carroll grand jury last month, Mr. Glover and Mr. Kirkpatrick forced the children to perform sex acts, made them watch other men having sex and beat them when they demurred.

The indictments say the abuse began in January 1984 and it continued through late 1989.

Trooper Newcomer said there were five victims, but charges so far have been filed in just three of the cases.

Trooper Newcomer and Assistant State's Attorney Christy McFaul -- who argued against bail yesterday -- said they were unclear about how long the accusers were in foster care at Mr. Kirkpatrick's and Mr. Glover's home.

In all, each defendant is charged with five counts of first-degree sex offense, 10 counts of second-degree sex offense, six counts of child abuse, three counts of third-degree sex offense, two counts of sodomy and three counts of perverted practice.

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