Murder suspect allegedly abused 3 other boys

March 27, 1996|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

A man accused of killing two Baltimore youths was charged yesterday with sexually abusing three other boys while he lived at the Flag House Courts public housing high-rise between July and January.

Shawn E. Brown, who is being held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center on the murder counts, now faces 20 additional charges, including sex offenses, battery, kidnapping and using a deadly weapon.

A police spokesman said Mr. Brown befriended the three boys -- 6, 13 and 14 years old -- and lured them into a residence near Flag House Courts or into his sister's apartment in the high-rise, where he sexually assaulted the children at knifepoint.

None of the boys reported the alleged attacks; police said they found the victims while investigating the case.

"Quite clearly, all of the children were in fear of their lives," said Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

Police charged Mr. Brown this month in the slayings of Marvin Douglas Wise Jr., 8, and Obdul Richards, 16. Both youths were strangled and their bodies found five days apart.

Pub Date: 3/27/96

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