Prosecutors to seek life term against man in sex abuse case

October 03, 1997

Prosecutors will seek a life sentence against a former Finksburg man who pleaded guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday to sexually abusing four foster sons, now between ages 22 and 26, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

Through his attorney, M. Gordon Tayback, Samuel L. Glover, 50, of Reisterstown said he did not commit the offenses but agreed to plead guilty because the evidence against him was sufficient to bring a conviction and he did not want to risk receiving a more severe sentence.

Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck set sentencing for Dec. 9, the same day as the disposition of Glover's co-defendant, Marshall M. Kirkpatrick, 33, who pleaded guilty in August to sexually abusing the foster sons of Glover, his lover.

Glover could receive life sentences for each of three first-degree sexual offenses and 20 years for one count of second-degree sexual offense, but prosecutor Theresa M. Adams said she will ask Beck to impose only one life sentence on Glover. By plea agreement, Kirkpatrick will be sentenced to no more than 30 years.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Uniontown Road told police Tuesday someone scratched his vehicle while it was parked at his home. Damage was estimated at $750.

Pub Date: 10/03/97

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