Man gets home detention for sex tapes

December 21, 2007|By Arin Gencer | Arin Gencer,Sun reporter

A man accused of filming a teenage girl in a sex act at a Carroll County hotel was sentenced yesterday to six months of home detention.

George William Curran III, 54, of Germantown was also placed on probation for two years and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service over the next year after being found guilty of one count of contributing to the condition of a child yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Curran was charged with three such counts, according to court documents. He was suspected of paying to have sex with a 17-year-old, filming her "in an obscene act" and "engaging in child pornography" in August 2006 at the Westminster Inn, the records say.

Judge Michael M. Galloway's ruling prohibits Curran from having unsupervised contact with girls younger than 18 outside of his family.

The case is related to another that involves a Carroll County woman, Deborah Gail Frock, who is suspected of arranging for the teen to have sex for money and drugs, according to court records.

Curran was suspected of paying women to have sex with men while being filmed, Assistant State's Attorney Tara Neal said during yesterday's plea hearing. The minor, Curran and another man engaged in sexual activity during the 2006 incident, and the acts were photographed and videotaped, Neal said.

Investigators who searched a basement storage room at the Curran home in July found computer servers and other equipment containing images of the teen, along with model release forms signed by the teen and another woman who told police she had worked for Curran, Neal said.

"Mr. Curran needs to be responsible for his behavior, and he needs to take responsibility for his actions," Neal said. Even though the girl in question, who is now 18, may have seen a lot in life already, "she is still a 17-year-old girl who's been exploited," she said.

Curran, whose wife spoke in support of him, said he agreed that he needed to take responsibility.

"I feel horrible," Curran said of his behavior. "I am truly remorseful for that."

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