Man gets 50 years in sexual-abuse case

December 10, 1997

A former Finksburg resident was sentenced in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday to three life sentences with all but 50 years of the concurrent terms suspended.

Samuel L. Glover, 50, of Reisterstown pleaded guilty in October to sexually abusing four foster sons, now ages 22 to 26, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

Glover also received a 20-year concurrent sentence on a separate count of second-degree sexual offense.

Glover was arrested in February 1994, a month after being indicted on 29 related charges.

In May 1994, while free on bail, he and his partner, Marshall M. Kirkpatrick, 33, fled to Knoxville, Tenn., where police investigators were unable to find them for about 2 1/2 years.

Kirkpatrick pleaded guilty in August to abusing Glover's foster sons and will be sentenced in March.

School's winter program will be stellar attraction

Charles Carroll Elementary School's Winter Program won't be a typical choral and instrumental affair.

Using handmade, low-budget costumes and props, second- and third-graders will present a program about the solar system under the direction of Joann Benson.

"We spent less than $10 and used lots of scraps from home for the props," Benson said. "We've made something out of nothing and come up with a program we are really proud of."

Students made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls and antennae from pipe cleaners attached to headbands.

The show, which features fifth-grade instrumentalists under the direction of Valery Brown, will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow. Eric James and The Offbeats will also perform.

Admission: one item of canned food, which will be donated to Neighbors in Need.

Information: 410-374-2924.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 6: 51 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Malcolm Drive. Units were out 24 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded to an auto fire at 7: 39 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Washington Road. Units were out 29 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters from Reese and Westminster responded to a house fire at 9: 45 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Woodview Road. Units were out 36 minutes.

Pub Date: 12/10/97

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