A Hampstead man has been indicted in the Circuit Court for Carroll County for alleged sex abuse of a minor over several years.
Matthew Aaron Little, 48, was charged June 13 with sexual abuse of a minor continuing course of conduct, and sexual abuse of a minor, according to electronic court records. If convicted, Little could face a maximum penalty of 30 years incarceration for the first offense and up to 25 years for the second, according to the indictment.
He was initially held without bail until a June 14 bail review hearing before Judge Fred Hecker, who established bail at $25,000, according to electronic court records. Sun Surety Insurance Company posted bail for Little that day and he was released, according to electronic court records. Little was released on the conditions of pre-trial supervision — specifically, “no contact” and “no unsupervised contact with minor” — according to a bail review/initial appearance hearing document.
According to the indictment, Little 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 Feb. 1, 2014, and Nov. 17, 2018, in Hampstead. Additionally, Little “did cause sexual abuse to” a minor under 14 years old … between Feb. 1, 2014, and Feb. 28, 2019, in Hampstead, the indictment states.
Amy Ocampo of the Carroll County State’s Attorney Office has been assigned to represent the State of Maryland in the case, according to electronic court records. No attorney was listed for Little.
A hearing is scheduled for July 5 in Carroll County Circuit Court.