Woman charged with pandering

Carroll County resident, 38, held in multistate case involving juvenile prostitution

October 10, 2007|By Arin Gencer | Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter

A Carroll County woman has been charged with multiple counts in a juvenile prostitution case that extends to Massachusetts and other states, according to court documents and the Maryland State Police.

Deborah Gail Frock, 38, who had a bail review hearing in Carroll County District Court yesterday, was returned to the county detention center, where she was being held on drug charges. She has been charged with six counts of pandering and six counts of contributing to the delinquent condition of a child, according to court records.

Frock is suspected of arranging for a teenager, then 17, to have sex for money and drugs with men in Carroll County on several occasions in 2006, according to court documents. Now 18, the teen told police that last summer, Frock took her to a house where she had sex with eight men on one occasion, and six on another, the documents say.

Frock also is suspected of committing a similar offense twice over the Internet. Other such activity took place at Frock's house, a Westminster elementary school and in a truck driver's vehicle on the road to Massachusetts in September last year, according to court records.

In the latter incident, the teen was on home detention when she was approached with an opportunity to make money and obtain crack cocaine, according to court records and Trooper Todd Liddick of the Westminster State Police barracks. Frock provided scissors to remove the home-detention bracelet, the court documents say.

The minor "was willing to support her own [drug] habit by doing what this lady wanted her to do," Liddick said.

Frock is suspected of arranging for the teenager to travel to and from Pennsylvania after her return from Massachusetts and of helping her participate "in the filming of pornographic material," the court records say.

Frock was given the $500 the girl was paid, according to the documents.

George William Curran III of Germantown is suspected of filming pornographic material involving the teenager, according to court documents. Curran was charged in Carroll County Circuit Court with three counts of contributing to the condition of a child.

Curran is suspected of paying to have sex with the teen in addition to filming her "in an obscene act" and "engaging in child pornography," records stated.

The case emerged from a continuing state police investigation that started in September last year, Liddick said.

As part of a missing-persons investigation, police tracked down the teenager in October 2006, the trooper said. Once the teenager said Frock was involved, police verified some of their suspicions during the initial investigation, Liddick said.

"What was a missing-persons case turned into drugs and pornography and prostitution," Liddick said.

Detective Sgt. Chuck Moore of the Westminster barracks said the case was "humongous," branching off in "so many different ways."

Liddick said police used the victim's information, hotel receipts, phone records and evidence from a computer.

arin.gencer@baltsun.com

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