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Child Abuse

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  • SARC receives 'Ewenique' community support

    SARC receives 'Ewenique' community support
    Two small businesses in Harford County developed a creative way to use their resources to support a non-profit in Harford County. As they work together to make Harford County a better place, these women prove that everyone can make a difference....
  • 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...
  • Grandmother accused of killing baby by giving him methadone

    Grandmother accused of killing baby by giving him methadone
    A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say. Towanda Reaves, 50, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and multiple assault charges....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse

    Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse
    A Montgomery County elementary school teacher from Dundalk who was charged with possession of child pornography has now been charged with child sexual abuse, police said. Lawrence Wesley Joynes, 54, of the 1900 block of Ormand Road, is charged with 14...
  • Maryland CASA to hold awareness event at Towson mall

    The Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates for children (CASA) are hosting an event at the Towson Town Center mall to spread awareness about child abuse and neglect in Maryland. “Approximately 10,000 children are under court protection in...
  • State official praises Howard County Child Advocacy Center

    State official praises Howard County Child Advocacy Center
    For those who need to use it, the Howard County Child Advocacy Center is "the best of a bad situation," said Howard County Police Lt. Tom Ehart. From a statewide perspective, Cathy Meyers, president of the Maryland Children's Alliance, said she tells...
  • Former Howard County school aide appeals sex abuse conviction

    A former Columbia school worker whose love letters to an 8-year-old student led to a precedent-setting conviction for sexual abuse asked the state's highest court Friday to overturn the finding. Karl Marshall Walker Jr., 41, was convicted in 2011 of...
  • Severn mother on probation after son drank methadone

    A Severn mother who, despite a poison center's admonition to get her son to a hospital immediately, waited until her child began having a seizure from sipping his father's methadone, was placed on three years' probation Friday. Kimberly Brooks, 28,...