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May 19, 1991
The United Way provides a variety of substance-abuse prevention and treatment services in Anne Arundel County. These services range from individual counseling and substance abuse-related delinquency prevention services to comprehensive, family-focused services targeted toward suicide prevention.Among the programs the United Way supports is the Annapolis Bywater Boys and Girls Club. This group provides delinquency, school drop-out, and drug-abuse prevention services to 350 area youths.Information: 547-8000, Ext. 362.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
A 33-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to three years in the county jail for sexually abusing his 14-year-old stepdaughter beginning on her sixth birthday.Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. said, as he did March 29 when he convicted the man on multiple sex abuse counts, that he believed the girl and that the man's crimes cried out for punishment.He sentenced the man to nine years each on two counts of child abuse, two counts of third-degree sexual offense and one of second-degree child abuse.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1997
A pedophile who molested two Baltimore County brothers a decade ago will learn today the punishment he faces for sending one of them a videotape containing sickening scenes of childhood sex in 1995.Within 15 months of the mailing of the tape, Justin Wilke, 19, his brother, Matt, 22, and their father, Don, 56, took their own lives, filling their cars with clouds of carbon monoxide in separate suicides.Peter Dudley Albertsen II, 35, a former camp counselor and substitute city school teacher, faces up to 10 years in prison for trafficking in child pornography when he is sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
Elizabeth Ann Murphy's response to Vice Chancellor Sean Caine's letter justifying the Archdiocese of Baltimore's response to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Merzbacher was revealing in its account of her own experience as a victim of such abuse ("Merzbacher victim: Archdiocese has much to answer for," Dec. 6). We in the child advocacy community understand the long-term ramifications of this type of abuse. The hurt to the victim doesn't go away, and to justify any institution's reaction that does not fully embrace that concept is shameful.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
I was among the many thousands of Baltimore's working class and poor children who greatly benefited from a Catholic school education. The present closing of many Baltimore schools can be attributed to changing demographics, the nearly prohibitive cost of any private education (whether religious or secular), a wounded American economy and the lack of teaching nuns. Dan Rodricks' twisted reasoning ("Education and atonement," June 13) in equating the Baltimore school closures with the tragedy of child abuse was shrill and illogical.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
A 23-year-old Baltimore County firefighter has been arrested in connection with the sexual abuse of two 14-year-old boys, and police believe there are more victims who have yet to be identified. Anthony Maurice Cottle, of the first block of Stonemark Court in Owings Mills, allegedly abused the two boys between May 1 and June 1 while living with one of the boy's families in the Halethorpe area, police said. One of the victims contacted police last week to report the alleged abuse, which he said occurred when Cottle was living with his family, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
Braving strong winds and holding signs that read "Protect Kids, Not Predators," several people rallied outside the Archdiocese of Baltimore headquarters Wednesday, imploring the church to take a more active role in aiding sexual abuse victims. Members of the advocacy group Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, gathered on the front steps of the archdiocese building on Cathedral Street to deliver a letter asking Archbishop Edwin O'Brien "to clearly alert Catholics and citizens" of the death of defrocked priest Laurence Brett, who faced numerous allegations of sex abuse in Baltimore and elsewhere.
EXPLORE
November 1, 2011
A former Fallston psychologist, who sexually abused three girls under his care, will serve 18 months in jail, rather than the six years he agreed to as part of a plea agreement reached with prosecutors in August. Despite calling it a "sad and distressing case," retired Harford County Circuit Judge Maurice Baldwin Monday sharply modified the sentence David Wayne Schrumpf, 56, of the 4400 block of Prospect Road in Whiteford, from what Schrumpf had agreed to when he entered an Alford plea, which is not an admission of guilt, but rather an acknowledgment that the state had enough evidence to get a conviction.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 12, 2010
Karla Porter, the White Marsh woman accused of enlisting three family members to help kill her husband, is considering a psychiatric defense and will argue that she suffered from decades of physical and emotional abuse, her attorney said Thursday. A prosecutor, meanwhile, said Porter could face the death penalty for her role in the killing of William "Ray" Porter, who was shot March 1 outside his Towson-area gas station and died two days later. The 47-year-old mother of three was denied bail for a second time Thursday, despite pleas from her attorney that she "desperately needs to meet with psychiatrists and her legal counsel" to prepare her defense against a charge of first-degree murder.
NEWS
January 6, 1991
Orioles baseball veteran Pat Kelly and representatives from local law enforcement agencies will make presentations to the Westminster Elementary "Just Say No" club Friday.This is the school's first club program for fifth-graders this year.In other drug-prevention news, East Middle will play host to a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Seminar for the community, parents and teachers at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15.
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