A 23-year-old Westminster man has been charged with multiple counts of sex offenses in relation to incidents from August after allegedly having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl, and then later breaking a protective order involving the same minor.
Norberto Eduardo Samoya, of the 1900 block of Patricia Court, has been charged with eight counts of sex offense in the third degree, according to electronic court records.
On Aug. 20, Maryland State Police received a call after a Taneytown police officer who was conducting a patrol check at Taneytown Memorial Park at 1:40 a.m. came across two individuals in the park who were there to engage in sexual acts, according to the application for statement of charges.
The MSP trooper was advised one of the individuals in the park was a juvenile, and the trooper responded to the Taneytown Police Department, according to the statement.
The Taneytown police officer told the MSP trooper that while patrolling, the officer came upon a vehicle parked near the baseball field with the engine running. The officer observed two naked people in the car. The man was identified as Samoya. The girl originally said she was 20, but later was identified as a 14-year-old minor, according to the statement.
The girl told police she and Samoya had discussed getting together and going to the park at the late hour, according to the statement. In the car in the park, the two engaged in a number of sexual acts, according to the statement.
The girl told police the two communicated through text messages and also through Snapchat, according to the statement.
The girl told police there were two other incidents of “sexual activity” between Aug. 11 and Aug. 20, and while driving to Cape Horn Park in Hampstead on one of the nights, Samoya told her if anyone asked, to say she was 20 years old, according to the statement.
On Aug. 22, law enforcement conducted a search warrant on Samoya’s vehicle, where a used condom was found in an open wrapper in the center console, according to the statement.
On Sept. 19, Maryland State Police responded to an address in Westminster for the violation of a protective order.
The girl’s father provided police with a copy of the protective order against Samoya, and according to the statement, told police that on Sept. 18, he discovered his daughter was having a phone conversation using a cellphone that was not provided by him. The father said he seized the phone and learned she was using it to connect with Samoya.
The father said his daughter said Samoya left the phone “discreetly” in a mailbox of the home so he and the underage girl could still communicate, despite the protective order, according to the statement.
When interviewed on Sept. 26, the girl told police that Samoya told her to keep the phone hidden from her parents, and that he created accounts on social media for her to use to contact him, according to the statement.
Samoya was held without bond and has a court date scheduled for Dec. 19, according to electronic court records.