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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2010
A Westminster man is accused of raping, beating and burning the 21-month-old girl daughter of his girlfriend while the mother slept nearby, Carroll County sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. Ryan Chad Gifford, 23, was arrested Sunday and charged with first- and second-degree assault and first- and second-degree child abuse after the girl's mother took her to a hospital for treatment of burns, a swollen face and extensive abrasions. Gifford was being held at the Caroll County Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond after a bail review hearing Monday.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
A 24-year-old Annapolis man charged with sexually abusing a child he was hired to babysit said he is "ashamed" and has apologized to the victim's family. Anne Arundel County Police said Andrew Dickinson Grabau, of Annapolis, was arrested on a warrant charging him with sex abuse of a minor, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, and second-degree assault. The investigation stemmed from allegations that he abused a child, who he had been hired to babysit, on numerous occasions between April 2013 and October 2013.
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By Staff Report | February 6, 1994
A 25-year-old Westminster man was detained on $25,000 bond Thursday after he was charged in an indictment with child sex abuse involving his girlfriend's son. David Olin Stinson was charged with three counts each of second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offense and unnatural or perverted practice, and with one count of assault, Westminster police said. Mr. Stinson was arrested after the Carroll grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday. Investigators allege that the sex acts occurred over the past two to three years, beginning when the boy was 12 years old.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
A former employee at the Maryland School for the Deaf was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for sexually abusing two girls at the school. Clarence Cepheus Taylor III, 38, showed no emotion as Howard County Circuit Judge William V. Tucker pronounced the sentence after a three-hour hearing. A young man seated in the spectator's gallery stood up quickly, shouted in protest and stormed out of the courtroom. Taylor, who worked as a school aide, was found guilty in a jury trial in November of two counts of child sexual abuse for inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl at the Columbia campus.
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June 12, 2001
A longtime Taneytown Elementary School teacher accused of sexually abusing five young boys over two decades has been released on $300,000 bond. Harold W. Fair Jr., 49, of the 100 block of W. Baltimore St. in Taneytown was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with one second-degree sex offense, six counts of child sexual abuse, five third-degree sex offenses, one sodomy count and one perverted practice count. He was suspended with pay shortly after police began their investigation May 22. Yesterday was the last paid day of the school year for teachers.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1997
A Harford County jury convicted Havre de Grace City Councilman Charles A. Maslin III yesterday of child sex abuse and molestation in a case that involved sex with a youth almost 20 years ago.Maslin, 40, was led away in handcuffs to the county Detention Center after being found guilty in Circuit Court of two counts of second-degree sexual offense, one count of third-degree sexual offense and one count of child abuse.Maslin, elected to office in May 1996, could receive prison terms totaling 65 years when he is sentenced by Judge Thomas E. Marshall in three weeks.
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By Mary Gail Hare | December 13, 2007
A Bel Air business owner has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy during an 11-month period that ended in July, according to the Harford County state's attorney's office. William L. Harrison, 62, owner of Trenton Property Services on Main Street, was arrested last week and charged with six counts of abuse, said Bruce Smith, the assistant state's attorney handling the case. Authorities say that the abuse occurred while the boy worked for Harrison's company. Police are continuing the investigation and have determined that Harrison has employed several boys of the same age in the past, Smith said.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | October 13, 1993
Two children took the witness stand yesterday in Carroll Circuit Court and told Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. that their father had sexually abused them in their grandmother's home."
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By Carol L. Bowers and Andrea F. Siegel and Carol L. Bowers and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writers | August 11, 1993
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education named Washington, D.C., lawyer Alan I. Baron as the investigator who will determine whether Superintendent C. Berry Carter II failed to TTC report suspected child abuse, in violation of state law.Mr. Baron, a Baltimore resident who is a partner in the firm of Howrey & Simon, also has been asked to look closely at recent events at Northeast High School. Since April, three teachers have been indicted on charges of child sex abuse involving students at the Pasadena school.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | May 23, 1993
A Monday morning protest at Northeast High School has been postponed, now that the school principal has agreed to meet with parents upset over the way the school is dealing with the arrests of two teachers on charges of child sex abuse.Principal Joseph Carducci sent an announcement home with students Friday, promising to meet with parents at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Board of Education staff members and the board's lawyer, P. Tyson Bennett, will attend the meeting to answer questions.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Federal authorities are asking anyone with information about the former Fort Meade Youth Center worker who was accused this week of sexually abusing two boys to contact them. Anthony Dennis Williams II made an initial appearance at U.S. District Court in Baltimore Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing a minor. The 27-year-old Severn man is accused of abusing two boys in 2010 and 2011. Williams II allegedly communicated with the boys through social media and text messages, authorities said in a criminal complaint.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
A former employee of the Fort Meade Youth Center was charged Tuesday with sexually abusing two boys there in 2010 and 2011, federal authorities said. Anthony Dennis Williams II allegedly communicated with the boys through social media and text messages, authorities said in a criminal complaint. The 27-year-old Severn man engaged in sexually explicit conversation and exchanged sexually explicit photographs and videos with the boys, authorities said. "Parents must be relentless about reading children's text messages and checking their social media accounts," U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a statement.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
The FBI is investigating allegations of child sexual abuse by a former employee of the Fort Meade Youth Center, a spokeswoman for the Army base said Friday. Authorities did not identify the man. Base spokeswoman Mary Doyle said the suspect left his job at the youth center in 2012. She said the abuse allegedly occurred at the center while he worked there. The allegations were reported to law enforcement, Doyle said, and the suspect has been banned from the base in Anne Arundel County.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2013
A former firefighter for the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department received a 15-year sentence Monday for sexually abusing a teenage boy prosecutors said he mentored in a training program at the station. Anthony M. Cottle, 24, who worked with youth the station, is also awaiting sentencing in federal court on related charges. His attorney, John Grason Turnbull III, declined to comment Monday. Prosecutors said Cottle engaged in sexual acts with the boy numerous times, sometimes videotaping their encounters, and had moved in with the boy and his mother after she believed Cottle would be a positive male role model.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Kelley Currin recalled dancing with her longtime swimming coach, Rick Curl, as a teenage girl the night of his wedding some 30 years ago. She wore a pink dress, held on too long and whispered in his ear, "I hate you. " She told Montgomery County Circuit Judge Marielsa A. Bernard on Thursday how she fell in love with Curl, who was then 33, before her 13th birthday in the early 1980s. She recounted the details of their first kiss near a water fountain at Georgetown Preparatory School and the way years of sexual abuse altered the trajectory of her life.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 3, 2013
A Fallston man found guilty earlier this year of child sex abuse charges was recently sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, according to court records. James Thomas Starr, 26, was found guilty by a Harford County Circuit Court jury Feb. 8 of sex abuse of a minor and a third degree sex offense. On April 17, Circuit Judge Stephen Waldron sentenced Starr to serve 25 years with five years suspended on the child sex abuse conviction and 10 years with all 10 years suspended on the third degree sex offense conviction, according to Maryland online court records.
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By Laura Lippman and William B. Talbott and Laura Lippman and William B. Talbott,Evening Sun Staff | May 15, 1991
A 67-year-old man is in City Jail today, charged with sexually assaulting two girls at a northeast Baltimore day-care home run by his wife.The man, Arthur A. Vaughn, of the 1700 block of Homestead St., was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges of rape, child abuse and other sex-related offenses.The charges involve two girls, one who allegedly was assaulted over a four-year period, from 1985 through 1989. This case was first reported to police April 16 of this year, and Vaughn was arrested April 29.The day-care home's license, registered in the name of Vaughn's wife, was suspended in an emergency hearing April 17, Roberta Ward, assistant director of the state's child care administration, said today.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
He was a bearded, Bunyanesque defensive tackle whose rugged play helped the Baltimore Colts to three straight division championships in the 1970s. But Tuesday, when Joe Ehrmann addresses a national gathering convened to deal with the problem of child sexual abuse in sports, he'll take part in one of the most meaningful huddles of his life. His words will weigh heavily on the audience at the two-day Safe to Compete summit in Alexandria, Va., because Ehrmann - minister, motivational speaker and onetime Gilman coach - is himself a survivor of child sexual abuse.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2013
The CSX Transportation dockworker who is suing a Panamanian shipping company for $5.2 million in connection with an accident at a Curtis Bay coal pier last August will be in court next week on charges he sexually abused a child. David Rienas, 42, of Abingdon was indicted in December on three counts of sexual misconduct for an encounter last year, Harford County Circuit Court records show. He faces a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and two misdemeanors.
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