Man, 18, guilty of molesting his brother, 15

March 11, 1996

An 18-year-old Westminster man, accused of molesting his younger brother over a three-year period, was convicted of child abuse Thursday after agreeing that a prosecutor's statement of facts would be the only evidence in his case.

In exchange for an Alford plea -- in which a defendant declines to plead guilty but concedes the evidence is against him -- prosecutors dropped the remaining charges against him, which included sodomy and second-degree sexual offense.

The man and his brother, 15 -- whose names are not being used to protect their privacy -- were similarly abused about five years ago, prosecutors said Friday.

The man will be sentenced in about six months.

Westminster man accused of marijuana possession

A Westminster man was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after city police raided his East Main Street home Thursday evening.

Robert Francis Drumm Jr., 22, was released on his own recognizance Thursday night, police said Friday.

Westminster High senior is national merit finalist

Jesse F. Brown, a senior at Westminster High School, has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Corp.'s annual competition.

Only about 0.5 percent of graduating seniors become finalists in the nationwide competition.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Benjamin Brown of Frizzellburg.


Union Mills: An employee of Almega Manufacturing Corp. on Littlestown Pike told state police Thursday that someone forced open the office door and stole two-way portable radios and an office chair. Loss was estimated at $490.


Westminster: Westminster, New Windsor, Pleasant Valley and Union Bridge units responded to a building fire on Stone Chapel Road at 3: 49 p.m. Thursday. They were out 18 minutes.

Pub Date: 3/11/96

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