A 35-year-old Westminster man is facing more than five years behind bars after pleading guilty and entering into a plea agreement on July 2 for allegedly possessing child pornography. The charges stemmed from two incidents that occurred during September 2012 and March 2013, when the man allegedly used file-sharing software to share pornographic images of children.
A 46-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography was sentenced to five years in prison after a June 11 hearing in Baltimore Federal District Court. The woman's 43-year-old ex-husband, who had also entered into a plea agreement back in April for child pornography and other related charges, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison and then a lifetime of supervised release.
A 17-year-old Parkside High School student from Delmar in Wicomico County has been charged with multiple sex crimes for the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. Charges against the young man include first and second degree assault and kidnapping as well as first and second degree rape.
A 17-year-old Maryland high school student and her 15-year-old schoolmate are facing multiples charges, including assault, soliciting a subject in the production of child pornography and false imprisonment. The charges stem from an alleged series of events that occurred from December to March in which the two girls reportedly repeatedly assaulted and threatened a 16-year-old autistic boy with a knife while recording the events on one of the girl's cellphones.
A Huntingtown inmate already serving a 10-year sentence for sex abuse of a minor, got an additional 10 year sentence added to his time for the same crime with the same victim, but for a separate offense.
When a man has sex with a woman, he must make sure that she is consenting to the act. When a woman is incapacitated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs - even prescription drugs - her judgment can be impaired. A Maryland woman is accusing her house guest of sexual assault after he allegedly assaulted her while she was sleeping.
Firefighters are known for helping people, so it may take some readers by surprise that a Maryland firefighter is facing federal charges for taking advantage of women and using them as prostitutes. The 31-year-old man ran a brothel with another 35-year-old man, and both have pled guilty to sex trafficking charges.
A 38-year-old man was charged with second degree rape, third degree sex offense, fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault on Sept. 24. Leonardtown's sheriff's office received a report of a sexual assault at approximately 5 a.m. that morning.
A Maryland man became the first to mount a success appeal to get his name removed from the sex offender registry. Last month, the appellant, filing as John Doe, argued that his inclusion on the sex offender's list was unconstitutional because the registry did not exist until 1995, 12 years after he committed his crimes in 1983. The court agreed that this was retroactive punishment that is not allowed under state law, and Doe's name and arrest photo were removed from the registry. As a result of this ruling, as many as 2,000 of the 8,000 names on the state registry could now be eligible for possible removal.
A Maryland man was taken into police custody and charged with sex abuse of a minor and of a family member in addition to other charges. If convicted, he may face severe punishments, including having to go through sex offender registration.