In Caroline County Trooper charged with sexual abuse of...

Regional Digest

July 28, 2002

In Caroline County

Trooper charged with sexual abuse of teen-age girl, A veteran state trooper was arrested yesterday morning and charged with sexually abusing his girlfriend's teen-age daughter. State police withheld the name of the trooper to protect the girl's privacy.

The trooper, a 28-year veteran assigned to the Eastern Shore, was charged with three counts of child sexual abuse, three counts of third-degree sex offense, three counts of fourth-degree sex offense, three counts of perverted sex practices, one count of photographing a minor in sexual conduct and one count of possessing a photograph of a minor in sexual conduct. The trooper is being held on $100,000 bond, police said. He was suspended without pay.

State police said they began investigating after the trooper's girlfriend approached authorities Friday to say she believed he had engaged in sex acts with her daughter. The abuse allegedly occurred during the past year in Caroline County, police said.

In Anne Arundel

Girl, 8, says she thwarted man's effort to abduct her

RIVIERA BEACH - An 8-year-old girl said a man tried to abduct her in the 8500 block of Jenkins Road yesterday afternoon, but she broke free after biting him on an arm, police said.

The girl told police that she was waiting for a friend about 4 p.m. when a 20- to 30-year-old man grabbed her by the hair and tried to pull her into his sport utility vehicle.

The man was driving a blue or green SUV, possibly an Isuzu Rodeo.

In Howard County

Roadside flower seller robbed at gunpoint

COLUMBIA - A man selling flowers in Columbia was robbed of money and a dozen roses Friday evening, Howard County police said.

The man was selling flowers on Route 175 when a car with two men inside pulled up about 6:30 p.m., police said.

The passenger inside the maroon Toyota Corolla pulled out a handgun, demanded the flower seller's money and took his flowers, police said.

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