Judge's son sent to mental hospital after guilty plea in harassment case

December 05, 1996|By Elaine Tassy | Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF

Scott Edward Bollinger, 19, the son of Baltimore County Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger, entered a mental hospital yesterdayafter pleading guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to telephone misuse, trespassing and harassment of a former girlfriend.

Carroll County Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr., who heard the case in lieu of a Baltimore County judge, sentenced Bollinger, 19, to three years and 360 days in prison, but suspended the sentence and put him on probation for five years. He also ordered him to become an inpatient at Spring Grove Hospital Center, a mental hospital in Catonsville.

Scott Bollinger's attorney, Anton Keating, checked him into the hospital yesterday. Keating said that Bollinger, formerly of the 4500 block of Fullerton Ave. in Overlea, was relieved to be released from Baltimore County Detention Center, where he was held for about six months.

Bollinger's guilty plea stemmed from his harassment of Jennifer V. Romanowski, 18, of Rosedale, whom he dated briefly in 1994. In April, May and June of this year, Bollinger called Romanowski, showed up uninvited at her home and left a package at her door despite her protests, according to court papers.

Romanowski filed a complaint against Bollinger in Essex District Court on April 28.

Pub Date: 12/05/96

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