Joseph B. Waltz
Joseph B. Waltz (Courtesy Photo)

A Finksburg man has been indicted in the Circuit Court for Carroll County after he allegedly sexually abused a minor over several years.

Joseph B. Waltz, 52, of the 3000 block of Old Westminster Pike, was charged June 13 with one count of sex abuse of a minor continuing course of conduct, two counts of third-degree sex offense, and three counts of sex abuse of a minor, according to the indictment.

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If convicted, Waltz could face up to 30 years of incarceration for the first charge, up to 25 years for each count of sex abuse of a minor, and up to 10 years for each count of third-degree sex offense, according to the indictment.

He was being held without bond as of a June 18 bail review, according to electronic court records.

According to the indictment, Waltz allegedly “engage[d] in a continuing course of conduct over a period of 90 days or more with a victim under the age of 14 years” between Aug. 28, 2014, and Jan. 2, 2016, in Westminster. The alleged sex abuse of a minor allegedly occurred in August 2015 in Westminster, October 2017 in Finksburg, and “on or about” March 1, 2018, in Manchester. The alleged third-degree sex offense occurred in October 2017 in Finksburg and “on or about” March 1, 2018, in Manchester, according to the indictment.

Ashley Pamer of the Carroll County State’s Attorney Office has been assigned to represent the plaintiff in the case. The Carroll County Public Defender’s Office, which is representing Waltz, declined to comment on the case Friday.

A court date had yet to be scheduled as of Friday.

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