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By Staff Report | April 20, 1993
A judge denied bail yesterday to Tonya Lucas, whose trial on charges of killing six of her children by setting her East Baltimore rowhouse on fire ended in a hung jury.Ms. Lucas, 29, held without bail since her arrest a week after the July 7, 1992, fire, appeared in Baltimore Circuit Court, where her lawyer, Mark Van Bavel, asked Judge Paul Smith to set bail at $100,000.Judge Smith denied the request, saying the lengthy prison term facing the woman may make her a threat to flee and the nature of the charges makes her a possible danger to the community and herself.
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NEWS
August 31, 1994
A Yorktown man suspected of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl in his home Aug. 18 surrendered to police Monday afternoon, officials said.The girl said she had gone to the man's house to do some cleaning. The man paid her and asked her to come back. When she did, he asked her to sit on the floor and began to give the girl a massage, police said.At that point the girl became frightened, ran home and told her mother, police said.The girl's mother reported the incident after her daughter told her what had happened, police said.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1998
A Westminster man was held in lieu of $25,000 bail yesterday after he was arrested on charges of slapping his 2-year-old son and leaving the boy and his 1-year-old sister alone at home.Troy T. Haller, 26, of no fixed address was found in a motel room Tuesday, 10 days after police were called to a Shaeffer Avenue apartment by a neighbor and took custody of the children.The children have been placed in foster care, said Lt. Dean Brewer of the Westminster police.Haller is charged with child abuse, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of leaving a child unattended.
NEWS
October 6, 2005
A Timonium man has been charged in the death of his 13-month-old son, who was left in a car while the man went to work, police said. The man was to have taken the boy to a day care arrangement, police said. The boy was left in a car for about 3 1/2 hours Sept. 23 outside his father's workplace, and when the man returned and found the child hot and lethargic, the boy was hospitalized, police said. Kyrt William Barnhill died two days later, police said. David Barnhill, 36, of the first block of Dickens Square, is charged with child abuse resulting in death, child neglect and reckless endangerment, police said.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | July 6, 1992
A 6-year-old boy weighing only 24 pounds was hospitalized pTC yesterday, and his grandmother and her boyfriend were arrested and charged with child abuse, city police said.The child, Maurice Royster, who will turn 7 next month, was listed in fair condition early today at the University of Maryland Medical Center.Police said the child was found in a first-floor room but told them he also had been locked in the basement of his home, a rowhouse in the 1500 block of N. Payson St., for an unknown amount of time.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Rona Hirsch and Ed Heard and Rona Hirsch,Staff Writers | August 4, 1993
Howard County homicide investigators are probing the death of a 6-year-old boy who was rushed to the hospital by medics yesterday afternoon after police received an emergency call saying that the child had stopped breathing at his home.Anthony Lee Crawford, 31, of the 5100 block of Brook Way in Columbia, was charged with child abuse last night. He could face more serious charges, pending an autopsy to be performed this morning.Police said Mr. Crawford had been watching Christopher Flye, the son of a friend, Zelda Flye of Nashville, Tenn.
NEWS
By Staff Report | September 2, 1993
Former Sykesville Police Sgt. Alphonso Rudalphes Griffin, indicted on child sexual abuse charges in June, was released from the Carroll County Detention Center last night on $25,000 bail.Mr. Griffin, 36, appeared before Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. yesterday after surrendering to police Tuesday. The judge allowed Mr. Griffin to post a $2,500 surety bond.The three-count indictment accuses Mr. Griffin of molesting a 17-year-old girl from the time she was 12 until last January. The indictment says Mr. Griffin performed sex acts and engaged in sexually explicit talk with the girl on many occasions.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 17, 2001
An assistant Scoutmaster was released yesterday evening on $50,000 bond after a weekend in jail, charged with molesting a member of Boy Scout Troop 447, which he helps run in Linthicum. Matthew B. Showalter, 24, of Glen Burnie, was arrested on Friday, nine days after county police learned of the abuse complaint. The boy's mother told the Department of Social Services that her son had been inappropriately touched at a Boy Scout meeting, sometime during the last week of March, according to police.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | December 10, 1994
The Court of Special Appeals has upheld Ronald Walter Price's child abuse convictions, ruling his claim that he was illegally detained was "bizarre" and also rejecting his contention that he was charged improperly and tried with tainted evidence.The stinging 11-page opinion gave a graphic account of the crimes of the former Northeast High School social studies teacher, whose case gained national attention when he admitted on the television show "Geraldo!" that he had had sex with his students, then rejected his claims in a tone that bordered on the sarcastic.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2002
A Taneytown man has been charged with child abuse and assaulting his 4-month-old daughter on two occasions, in which the baby sustained a broken arm and ribs, and bruises, according to authorities and charging documents. Jason Phillip Summers, 21, of the first block of Carnival Drive was accused of assaulting the child Feb. 13 and Sunday. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of physical child abuse, court documents show. He was released on a $10,000 bond late Tuesday.
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