Man gets 20 years for sex offense

November 11, 2005|By ANDREA F. SIEGEL | ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN REPORTER

Called a "sexual predator" who merited "no mercy" by an Anne Arundel County judge, a 61-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to the maximum 20-year term for a second-degree sex offense for molesting a friend's adolescent grandson in January 2004.

Michael A. Damasiewicz, a mechanic who previously had been imprisoned for molesting an adolescent girl, told Circuit Judge Joseph P. Manck that "I just had no willpower" and blamed his actions on prescription drugs he took for several health problems and manic depression. At the time of the offense, he lived in the northeastern tip of the county. Assistant State's Attorney Pamela K. Alban said he also faces a similar charge in Baltimore County.

"I think you are a sexual predator," Manck said. He recommended that prison officials consider evaluating Damasiewicz for treatment at Patuxent Institution.

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