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Child Abuse

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  • SARC recognized for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    SARC, a non-profit in Harford County providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, received a proclamation from the Harford County Council recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month....
  • Former swim coach accused of child abuse arrested in Md.

    Former swimming coach Rick Curl turned himself in to Montgomery County police Thursday morning on a charge that he abused one of his students. Curl, 63, of Vienna, Va., founder of the suburban Washington Curl-Burke Swim Club, allegedly began to sexually...
  • 'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts

    'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts
    Among the thousands of "perversion files" kept by the Boy Scouts of America is a Maryland-based illustration of the system's failure. Five years after an Allegany County teacher pleaded guilty to 10 sex offenses involving 12- and 13-year-old boys in...
  • Two men charged with abusing boys in same home on different days

    A second person has been arrested for allegedly abusing children at the same Aberdeen home where they were being cared for while their parents were at work. Christopher Brown, 21, of the 700 block of Custis Street in Aberdeen, was charged March 22 with...
  • Edgewater man accused of sexually abusing two boys

    Two men told Anne Arundel County police that they were sexually abused as children by a man from their Edgewater community, John Charles Villers-Farrow, police said. Villers-Farrow, 66, surrendered to police Wednesday night. An Anne Arundel County...
  • Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental

    Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental
    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...
  • Severn couple facing child abuse charges after child drank methadone

    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...
  • Harford County police blotter

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Richard Eugene Somner, 49, whose address is at the Travelodge in the 800 block of West Bel Air Avenue, was charged Thursday with failing to register as a sex offender with...
  • No sympathy for child abusers

    Columnist Susan Reimer and Elizabeth Letourneau seem to have forgotten the harmful role that some mental health practitioners have played — and may continue to play — in the worldwide clergy abuse scandal ("Child sexual abuse needs prevention,...
  • Church official: Archdiocese acted responsibly in Merzbacher case

    I write in response to last Sunday's article, "Catholic officials knew of teacher's abuse, court files indicate" (Nov. 24) and the subsequent editorial regarding the horrific abuse committed by John Merzbacher in the 1970s. Contrary to the article's...
  • Push to strengthen state's child abuse reporting law debated

    Push to strengthen state's child abuse reporting law debated
    Maryland is one of three states that requires workers in certain occupations to report child abuse but whose law doesn't include criminal sanctions against those who fail to do so, according to a state legislative analysis. That distinction met with...
  • City school system broke policy in hiring of Nowlin

    City school system broke policy in hiring of Nowlin
    The Baltimore school system failed to follow its policies when hiring a temporary employee who allegedly misrepresented himself as a child therapist and is now charged with raping a teen. City school officials said Shawn Nowlin, a 27-year-old arrested...