Man charged in abuse of girl, 9

CRIME WATCH

January 12, 2007|By DAVID P. GREISMAN

A former Westminster resident who was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl at least five times was released from the Carroll County Detention Center in Westminster after posting bail yesterday, authorities said.

William Richard Schroeder Jr., 43, of the 2200 block of Pheasant Run Drive in Finksburg was charged by police with five counts each of second-, third- and fourth- degree sex offenses, five counts of sex abuse of a minor, five counts of second-degree assault and one count of sex abuse of a minor under a continued course of conduct.

Schroeder is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 9.

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