Ex-Sunday school teacher charged with sex abuse

Rodgers Forge man, 50, accused in three incidents

October 22, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A former Sunday school teacher has been charged with sexually abusing three 10-year- old girls at his house, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Raymond Paul Smith, 50, of the 300 block of Old Trail in Rodgers Forge was charged with three counts each of child abuse, sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sex offense, police said. He was also charged with a second-degree sex offense, a perverted practice, and two counts of fourth-degree sex offense, according to police.

One girl told police that Smith sexually assaulted her at his house about a year ago, according to a statement issued by police. Police learned of two more alleged victims during their investigation.

A second girl said Smith assaulted her a few months ago during a sleepover with the suspect's daughter, the statement said. A third girl said the suspect touched her the day after the sleepover when Smith's wife and daughter left the house.

Smith was a Sunday school teacher at Cockeysville Baptist Church, according to police.

Smith was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to police and court records. Baltimore County police urge anyone with more information to call its family crimes unit at 410-853- 3650.

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