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Man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charge

Man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charge
Larry Louis Wean (Courtesy photo)

Larry Louis Wean, 68, formerly of Sykesville, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor — continuing course of conduct before the Carroll County Circuit Court on Monday morning.

Wean was indicted in June for incidents that occurred between August 2009 and December 2012, beginning when the victim was 9 years old.

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The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years of incarceration. Sentencing guidelines recommend between four and nine years of active incarceration followed by probation.

Wean is being held while awaiting sentencing. He has been referred by the court for evaluation by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The 68-year-old was previously found guilty in 2014 of the abuse of two minors, according to previous Times reporting. Wean knew the victims and the victims’ family in all three cases.

Wean is currently a Tier III registrant on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, meaning he will remain registered for life.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 11, 2018.

Editor’s note: The Times does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

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