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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, who is due to be inducted in the team's Ring of Honor late next month, was arrested and charged with child abandonment Tuesday night. Lewis, 32, was booked in the Clayton County (Ga.) jail just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, and released shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to the report. Lewis, who retired in 2009 after playing nine seasons in the NFL, including six in Baltimore, has had no contact with his son for more than a year, according to court documents.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
The parents of a 6-year-old boy, who Baltimore County police said was severely malnourished and left alone in a hotel room alone for several hours, have been charged. Police said Jessica Lynn Maranto, 33, and Brandon Joseph Johnson, 32, left the boy in a room at the Welcome Inn on Loch Raven Boulevard on August 7. Police initially believed the child was 2-years-old but it was later determined the child was six and suffered from "severe malnutrition," the department said in a statement.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | May 19, 1993
A Sykesville man faces child neglect and other crimina charges after he allegedly gave his 4-year-old son a stolen candy bar and left the boy alone in a car at an Eldersburg gas station.The suspect, who state police identified as Jerome Mark Horner, 32, of the 6100 block of Timdan Court, was arrested when he returned to the car 3 1/2 hours later, police reported.The incident prompted state police Tfc. L. A. Lucas to charge Mr. Horner with child neglect, possession of PCP, resisting arrest and theft, according to court papers filed late Monday in District Court in Westminster.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A 19-year-old Baltimore woman was arrested and charged Thursday in the beating death of her 21-month-old son last week, police said. According to charging documents, Cierra Curtis ran up to officers about 11:50 p.m. on June 30 near the Red Carpet Inn in the 5800 block of Reisterstown Rd. saying, "I'm not a bad mother; my baby's not breathing. " Curtis' boyfriend carried the child, Jayden Curtis, who was gasping for air, to officers, police said. The officers performed CPR on Jayden Curtis, and he was taken to Sinai Hospital, but he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, police said.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
The parents of an 8-month-old were charged with child neglect after they were found Saturday passed out in the front seat of a vehicle in Annapolis as their infant son sat in the back, Anne Arundel police said. Police officers responded to a call at 5:20 p.m. Saturday about the couple parked at a McDonald's on General's Highway. Brooke Amber Michael and Michael Patrick May, both 20 and of 2056 Quaker Way in Annapolis, were unresponsive when officers arrived, police said. Paramedics had to physically wake up the pair.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley is joining Baltimore officials in calling for tougher penalties for gun crimes and in seeking to criminalize child neglect. In his legislative agenda released Monday, O'Malley said he is also pursuing pension reform, environmental protection and economic development during the 2011 General Assembly session. The former Baltimore mayor, a Democrat, wants to reduce the number of credits a person convicted of a gun crime can receive for good behavior in prison.
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January 31, 2011
Anyone who intentionally withholds food from an elderly or disabled person in their care, or leaves them unprotected from the elements, can be prosecuted under Maryland law for neglect of a vulnerable adult. A pet owner who shirks responsibility for feeding and caring for an animal can likewise be hauled into court on criminal charges. But a parent who deliberately and repeatedly neglects the basic physical needs of his or her child faces no such threat of penalty — because Maryland is the only state in the union in which child neglect is not a crime.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1996
County police arrested a Brooklyn Park woman Tuesday on child neglect charges after an officer said she found the woman sprawled on her bathroom floor with a whiskey bottle in her hand. Police said she had left four children alone for more than 10 hours.Two of the woman's sons, 12 and 9, called police from a convenience store near their home in the 4000 block of Belle Grove Road because their parents were fighting, police said.Officer Keith J. Light met the boys at the 7-Eleven at Ritchie Highway and Belle Grove Road shortly after 8:30 p.m. and returned with them to the house.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1998
Police investigating a complaint of child neglect entered a rowhouse in Southeast Baltimore last night and discovered 210 flourishing marijuana plants.A female resident of the house in the 2000 block of Bank St. in Upper Fells Point was arrested, and her 19-month-old daughter was turned over to the child's grandmother, police said.Police were seeking the woman's live-in boyfriend.Lt. George L. Klein Jr. of the Southeastern District said someone called police about 4: 15 p.m. and said a toddler was wandering the street shoeless.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
A Hagerstown woman was charged with child neglect early Tuesday morning after Anne Arundel County police said her two-month-old baby was left with a hotel desk clerk in Linthicum. Police were called to the Microtel on Winterson Road in Linthicum at 12:16 a.m. after a woman left the baby with the clerk and departed from the hotel with a man. The woman was renting a room and staying with the mother of the child. Police tracked down both the mother and the woman who rented the room.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
The parents of an 8-month-old were charged with child neglect after they were found Saturday passed out in the front seat of a vehicle in Annapolis as their infant son sat in the back, Anne Arundel police said. Police officers responded to a call at 5:20 p.m. Saturday about the couple parked at a McDonald's on General's Highway. Brooke Amber Michael and Michael Patrick May, both 20 and of 2056 Quaker Way in Annapolis, were unresponsive when officers arrived, police said. Paramedics had to physically wake up the pair.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
A Hagerstown woman was charged with child neglect early Tuesday morning after Anne Arundel County police said her two-month-old baby was left with a hotel desk clerk in Linthicum. Police were called to the Microtel on Winterson Road in Linthicum at 12:16 a.m. after a woman left the baby with the clerk and departed from the hotel with a man. The woman was renting a room and staying with the mother of the child. Police tracked down both the mother and the woman who rented the room.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday. The medical examiner's office ruled that Sybriya Towels' death was accidental and gave the cause as hyperthermia, the medical term for excessively high body temperatures. Police have not identified the male relative involved in the case but said he failed to drop the girl off at day care and left her in his truck.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
A Severn mother who, despite a poison center's admonition to get her son to a hospital immediately, waited until her child began having a seizure from sipping his father's methadone, was placed on three years' probation Friday. Kimberly Brooks, 28, feared a huge hospital bill and so waited to see if the condition of her five-year-old son, who had vomited, would improve - a decision that nearly cost the child his life last Sept. 4, Anne Arundel County prosecutor Sandra Howell told Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A Severn father was found guilty of child neglect on Wednesday, but was acquitted of the most serious charge facing him - child abuse - in a case that stemmed from his 5-year-old son losing consciousness after drinking methadone. In a bench trial, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner found Paul K. Brooks Sr., 28, guilty of seven charges, including drug possession, stemming from the September 2012 incident. Hackner said Brooks should have acted faster to get the child medical help when he began to get sick - but he noted that Brooks ultimately made the 911 call, according to a recording of the verdict.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
A Severn couple already facing drug and weapons charges after rescue workers and police were called to their house for a report that their child accidentally took methadone are now also under indictment on child abuse and neglect counts. Paul Kristopher Brooks Sr., and his wife, Kimberly Brooks, both 28, are facing 12-count indictments, that include child abuse, firearms and drug charges, a spokeswoman for Anne Arundel County prosecutors said Friday. All charges stem from an incident Sept.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
A Severn mother who, despite a poison center's admonition to get her son to a hospital immediately, waited until her child began having a seizure from sipping his father's methadone, was placed on three years' probation Friday. Kimberly Brooks, 28, feared a huge hospital bill and so waited to see if the condition of her five-year-old son, who had vomited, would improve - a decision that nearly cost the child his life last Sept. 4, Anne Arundel County prosecutor Sandra Howell told Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A Severn father was found guilty of child neglect on Wednesday, but was acquitted of the most serious charge facing him - child abuse - in a case that stemmed from his 5-year-old son losing consciousness after drinking methadone. In a bench trial, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner found Paul K. Brooks Sr., 28, guilty of seven charges, including drug possession, stemming from the September 2012 incident. Hackner said Brooks should have acted faster to get the child medical help when he began to get sick - but he noted that Brooks ultimately made the 911 call, according to a recording of the verdict.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, who is due to be inducted in the team's Ring of Honor late next month, was arrested and charged with child abandonment Tuesday night. Lewis, 32, was booked in the Clayton County (Ga.) jail just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, and released shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to the report. Lewis, who retired in 2009 after playing nine seasons in the NFL, including six in Baltimore, has had no contact with his son for more than a year, according to court documents.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2011
High hurdles remain for the most ambitious pieces of Gov. Martin O'Malley's legislative agenda, setting up a frantic sprint in the final week of the 2011 General Assembly session if the Democrat hopes to score major victories in the first year of his second term. It has been more than two months since O'Malley rolled out his signature proposals, including legislation to limit septic systems, build an offshore wind farm and create a $100 million investment fund, to a legislature controlled by his party.
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