Hickey inmate arrested on charge of raping staff member at school

November 21, 1994|By Douglas Birch | Douglas Birch,Sun Staff Writer

A 19-year-old inmate at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School for delinquents in Baltimore County was arrested yesterday and charged with raping a woman who works for the private contractor running the school.

The woman was attacked at 10 a.m. yesterday in the school's high-security Tamar Building, the Maryland State Police said. She was taken by Hickey staff to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, where she was treated and released.

State troopers arrested Torrey R. Hammond, 19, and took him to the Golden Ring barracks where he was charged with rape, assault with intent to murder, three other sexual-offense counts, assault with intent to maim and assault and battery.

A court commissioner refused to set bond for Mr. Hammond, who was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Mr. Hammond was to be arraigned today.

The woman works for Youth Services International, an Owings Mills-based operator of facilities for delinquents which has run Hickey for the state Department of Juvenile Services since July 1993.

Jacqueline Lampell, a spokeswoman for the department, said that she had been away and did not know about the incident.

As of September, Youth Services International was managing NTC 1,088 troubled youths in 11 programs from Arizona to Maryland.

Offenders up to age 21 can be assigned to Hickey, which houses 300 residents on its Cub Hill campus.

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