Ex-judge jailed for child abuse is arrested on porn charges

April 19, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A couple of months after completing a prison term for child abuse, a former state administrative judge was arrested at the central Enoch Pratt Free Library Thursday evening on charges of possessing child pornography, authorities said.

Marvin Lee Teal, 53, of the 2000 block of N. Calvert St. was arrested after a police officer spotted him viewing sexual images of children on a computer in the library's periodicals section, court documents show. Teal was downloading the images from the Internet, police said.

Teal is being held at the Baltimore City Dentention Center on $25,000 bail until a bail review hearing Monday.

A judge with the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings in the early 1990s, he was recently released from prison after serving five years for molesting an 11-year-old boy in Anne Arundel County in 1996.

Teal was arrested in that case while on probation for sexually abusing two teen-aged boys in Howard County.

Teal remains a registered sex offender in Baltimore City, court records show.

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