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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1995
A Manchester man, accused of sexually abusing his daughter for almost three years, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual offense yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court.In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop charges of second-degree rape, child abuse, incest, perverted practice and two other lesser charges of sexual offense.Also, Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. agreed to give the 64-year-old man no more than five years of jail time when he is sentenced Sept. 19.While reading a statement of the facts in the case, Assistant State's Attorney Jerry Joyce said the child -- then 7 -- was found performing a sexual act on her friends in October 1993.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Three men who were sexually abused by a church youth-ministry leader years ago experienced a measure of justice Wednesday as they confronted their abuser in court, read emotion-charged statements about how his crimes have damaged their lives, and heard a judge sentence him to 16 years in prison. Jediah Tanguay, 33; Benjamin Tanguay, 31; and Roger Robbins, 30, were minors in the 1990s when Raymond Fernandez, then a longtime youth leader at Greater Grace World Outreach Church in East Baltimore, has admitted he molested them.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | March 30, 1994
A Carroll Circuit judge convicted a 33-year-old Taneytown man yesterday of sexually abusing his 14-year-old stepdaughter beginning with her sixth birthday.Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. said the case was one of credibility and that he, for the most part, believed the victim when she told him that her stepfather fondled her in her bedroom on many occasions from 1985 to 1989.The judge also said he believed her testimony that the man exposed himself and made a sexually suggestive remark to her while she was playing a video game April 2, 1993.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Under cloudy skies, volunteers were busy Saturday afternoon installing panels of the Monument Quilt on the verdant Federal Hill Park lawn. Walkers and tourists paused to read the emotionally wrenching messages - numbering in the hundreds - from survivors of rape and sexual abuse from across the country that are written on squares sewn into the multicolored and textured quilt. "I was scared, hiding my emotions away, hidden behind a mask that fooled people for years. I tore away the mask & began my long journey on the road to recovery.
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May 30, 1996
A 26-year-old New Windsor man accused of sexually abusing three girls was ordered yesterday to stand trial for the three cases July 16 in Carroll County Circuit Court.The alleged offenses are said to have occurred between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 1994, while the girls -- then 7, 8 and 11 years old -- were living at his home, court records showed. He is accused of raping one girl and faces multiple counts of sexually abusing all three.Bail was set at $50,000 for each case, and the defendant is being held at the Frederick County Detention Center on unrelated charges, court records showed.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lauren Rosenblum and Lisa Goldberg and Lauren Rosenblum,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2003
An Ellicott City dance instructor was convicted yesterday of sexually abusing one of his young students during more than two years of private ballet lessons at his dance studio. A Howard County jury of six men and six women deliberated for slightly less than five hours yesterday before returning guilty verdicts against Jose Anibal Macedo, 42, on charges of attempted rape, child abuse and related sexual offenses. The verdict was reached one month after a trial in which a jury deadlocked on all charges.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Bill Talbott and Traci A. Johnson and Bill Talbott,Staff Writers | October 3, 1993
The husband of a former Westminster day care provider was convicted yesterday of sexually abusing one of the children in his wife's care.Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. deliberated for 45 minutes before finding Robert Oliver Braman Jr., 38, of the 100 block of Leisters Church Road, guilty of four of the six charges after two days of testimony.The 5-year-old victim had testified during the trial about sexual acts Braman engaged in with her. Among them, she told the court, was showing her an adult magazine in which people were doing "what he did to me."
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By Ben Pillow and Ben Pillow,Baltimoresun.com Staff | July 28, 2005
Baltimore County authorities today announced the arrest of a 27-year-old policeman accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old male student at Dundalk Middle School, where the suspect was a resource officer. According to police, Officer James Mark Blankenship faces three felony counts and one misdemeanor charge after the boy told investigators that what started as a friendship between April and May escalated to sexual contact this spring. Authorities said Blankenship denies the allegations.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1996
A 26-year-old New Windsor man was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court to sexually abusing three girls in 1994.The man, who is not being identified to protect the victims' privacy, was a friend of the girls' families. The offenses occurred while the girls, then ages 7, 8 and 11, were living in the same house as the defendant, prosecutors said.As part of a plea agreement, Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. sentenced the man to 15 years but suspended five years on one count of a second-degree sexual offense.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 8, 1998
Three people indicted Thursday by a Carroll County grand jury included a Chestertown teen-ager accused of selling drugs at Western Maryland College.Peyton T. Beachy, 18, was arrested at the college campus Jan. 12 on charges of possession with intent to distribute psilocybin, a mushroom-based hallucinogen.Two men accused of child abuse are not identified to protect the privacy of the alleged victims.The first man, from Westminster, is accused of sexually abusing a girl, now 14, between Jan. 1, 1993, and Dec. 31, 1994.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of assaults on service members and their teams. Then Brig. Gen. Linda Singh comes on the screen. "Speaking from personal experience, and having been sexually molested as a teenager, I sought out what I thought was the right support structure," the commander of the Maryland Army National Guard says.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School accused of engaging in sexual activity with a student was charged Friday with sexual abuse of a minor. Lynette Nicole Trotta, 33, is being held in jail on a $100,000 bail; her initial bail had been $250,000 but was reduced by a judge. She has also been suspended from work. School officials learned about the allegations from a librarian on Tuesday and worked with police to investigate, according to a statement released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
A Baltimore police officer was arrested Wednesday in Howard County and charged with sexual abuse and solicitation of a minor, county police said. Charles Hagee, 44, of the 8800 block of Goose Landing Circle in Columbia, was arrested after police say he communicated with a 14-year-old girl advertising prostitution services online. Howard County police said investigators believe the two exchanged text messages before meeting at his home and engaging in sexual activity on three occasions between January and May 2013.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | December 12, 2013
A Frederick man has been charged in Howard County with multiple counts of child sex abuse over a seven-year period beginning in 1997, according to Howard County police. Dean Lee Benner, 47, of the 5700 block of Brook Lane, faces 14 counts of sex offense and child abuse charges and is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center, police said.  Benner was arrested late Wednesday night at his home, police said. They also said there could be more victims. According to police, detectives were contacted in August by a family member of a man, now 23, who alleged Benner sexually abused him repeatedly from 1997 to 2003, when he was age 6 through 13. Police said the victim reported approximately 200 incidents of sex abuse, and that Benner allegedly held him at gunpoint and knifepoint during the sex acts.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
When she was 10 years old, a woman alleges, the owner of Bill's Cafe near Dundalk would come upstairs to the apartment above the bar and sexually abuse her while her mother served customers downstairs. The year was 1979. The woman says the abuse continued for three years. More than 30 years later, police have charged bar owner Nicolaos Trintis, now 64, with sex offenses including second-degree rape. He was taken into custody Wednesday and released on $100,000 bond. The woman told The Baltimore Sun that Trintis warned her at the time of the alleged assaults that if she tried to report them, no one would believe her. She said she went to police in May 2012, after an attempted reconciliation with her mother and an incident involving a young relative that brought her memories surging back.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
Baltimore County Police have charged a 49-year-old man with sexually abusing two teenagers in 1997 when he worked as a teacher and youth group leader at the Greater Grace Church on Moravia Park Drive in East Baltimore. Raymond Fernandez, of the unit block of Crosswall Court in Nottingham, was arrested Friday morning and was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said. Police said one of the two victims recently came forward and accused Fernandez of abusing him during youth group functions and at the suspect's home.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 11, 2004
A judge denied yesterday a request by a priest's attorney to order a psychological examination of the man who accused the cleric of sexually abusing him. Baltimore Circuit Judge John M. Glynn said a psychological evaluation by a doctor selected by the defense could be hard to explain to the jury. Glynn said he thought the evaluation would be "contrary to the interests of justice." The Rev. Maurice Blackwell, 58, is accused of sexually abusing Dontee Stokes, 28, who shot Blackwell about a decade after the time the abuse is alleged to have occurred.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | October 28, 2013
The trial of the Baltimore County man accused of sexually abusing seven young female students at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia began in Howard County Circuit Court Monday. Clarence Cepheus Taylor, 38, of the 2500 block of Hallam Court in  Baltimore County , is accused of sexually abusing seven girls between the ages of 10 and 13 while working at the overnight school, which is located in the 8100 block of Old Montgomery Road. Taylor, who was a dorm aide working the evening shift during the time the alleged incidents have been reported to have occurred, was arrested in December after three victims came forward.
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