Former Fort Meade youth worker remains jailed

The former counselor at the Fort Meade Youth Center who is accused of sexually abusing two boys remains in federal custody after his new lawyer didn't attend a detention hearing on Friday.

The detention hearing for Anthony Dennis Williams II has been rescheduled for Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

The 27-year-old Severn man has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. He is accused of abusing two boys in 2010 and 2011.

Williams hired Washington attorney Sheryl Robinson Wood Friday to represent him, but she was at a hearing in the District of Columbia at the same time as Williams' hearing in Baltimore.

Williams taught a program for boys at the Fort Meade Youth Center called Passport to Manhood. He left his job in 2012.

Williams allegedly shared explicit text messages with boys and brought two of them to an attic, where he allegedly inappropriately touched one boy and allegedly had sex with another, authorities said in a criminal complaint.

The Fort Meade Youth Center serves the families of service members and civilian Defense Department workers. It hosts after-school programs for children in grades six through eight and programs for children ages 3 to 18 and their families at other times.

Officials have asked anyone with information about Williams to contact the FBI at 410-265-8080 or Fort Meade at 866-454-9414.

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