Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

March 08, 2007

Man pleads guilty in carjacking, rape

A Kent Island man pleaded guilty yesterday to raping a woman whose vehicle he carjacked at City Dock in Annapolis, officials said.

Walter Jose Grey, 28, of the 300 block of Virginia Ave. in Stevensville pointed a gun at the woman about 3 a.m. May 26, as she was getting into her car, and ordered her to drive around the Broadneck Peninsula, where he had her stop and repeatedly raped her, said Kristin Riggin, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office.

He forced the woman, who is from out of town, to withdraw $100 for him from an automated teller machine, then directed her back into the city, where he dropped her off.

The Sun does not identify victims of sexual assault.

Grey could receive a life term when he is sentenced April 23.

Sex case suspect to live in Va.

A Howard County teacher accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a student has been granted permission to live with an out-of-state relative, officials said yesterday.

Kirsten Ann Kinley, 27, a special-education teacher at Marriotts Ridge High School, was indicted yesterday after being arrested in February and charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy two years ago when she was a teacher at a middle school. The boy was not one of her students.

Kinley, who lived in Columbia, was allowed by a Howard County judge to move in with a relative in Alexandria, Va., according to information released with the indictment. Thomas Morrow, Kinley's attorney, said he filed the request about a week ago. Morrow declined to say why Kinley wanted to move. While living in Virginia, she will have to report to Howard County pretrial supervision officials.

A grand jury indicted her yesterday on three counts of third-degree sex offense and two counts of sexual solicitation of a minor. No trial date has been set.

Kinley has been on paid administrative leave from the school system since her arrest. She is free on $75,000 bond.

Efforts to reach her yesterday at a telephone number in Columbia listed in court documents were unsuccessful.

Tyrone Richardson

Ex-jail guard pleads guilty

Elkton -- A former correctional officer at the Cecil County jail pleaded guilty to fondling a female inmate while on duty, according to court documents.

Antoine Hill, 46, of Newark, Del., entered an Alford plea Tuesday to a charge of misconduct in office. In an Alford plea, a defendant denies committing the crime but concedes that prosecutors have enough evidence against him for a conviction.

As a result of the plea, prosecutors dropped two counts each of second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense.

Hill is the third former guard at the Cecil County jail to plead guilty to sexual misconduct as the result of an investigation last May. The officers were fired.

According to a statement of facts read by Assistant State's Attorney Perry Seaman, Hill touched a female inmate inappropriately on two occasions. Hill admitted that he touched the woman but claimed it was accidental, Seaman told the court.

A sentencing date has not been set.

Associated Press

15-year term in firearm case

A 37-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison yesterday after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. also sentenced William Wright to five years' supervised release. Prosecutors said officers searched Wright's home July 4 and found a Ceska Zbrojovka .32-caliber pistol.

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