Ex-Arundel officer ordered jailed in sexual assault

Rookie had been stripped of his badge for earlier sex-related offense

May 20, 2011|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

A former Anne Arundel County police rookie who was stripped of his badge four years ago after he admitted he had photographed himself fondling a teenager's breasts during a traffic stop pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting another woman.

Joseph Francis Mosmiller, 27, was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner, who told him to consider the incarceration for second-degree assault a "kick in the pants" incentive to change his ways.

The rest of a three-year sentence was suspended in favor of three years on probation. The probation must include evaluations for Mosmiller's alcohol problem, a condition mentioned by Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Prigge, as well as for potential sex offender issues and treatment as needed.

Hackner recommended that Mosmiller be considered for work release. He works as a landscaper for his father's company.

Prigge said Mosmiller sexually assaulted a woman Oct. 28 in her Glen Burnie apartment after she asked him to leave. She bit him, and he ended the assault and left.

In 2007, Mosmiller pleaded guilty to misconduct in office and was jailed for six days.

andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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