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Sykesville man plead guilty to sex abuse of a minor

Sykesville man plead guilty to sex abuse of a minor
John Bize pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a girl on May 9. Full story here.

A Sykesville man pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a girl Monday.

John Bize, 58, of the 5400 block of Whitetail Road, pleaded guilty, with agreement to statement of facts, to one count of sexual abuse of a minor, according to electronic court records.

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Prosecutors said Bize sexually touched the girl, and watched her change her clothes and shower. The abuse happened more than four years and started when the girl was 12, Senior Assistant State's Attorney Ashley Pamer said in an email.

A second charge, sexual abuse of minor-continuing course of conduct, was entered as nolle prosequi, meaning the prosecution decided not to pursue it.

Bize's sentencing was postponed until Aug. 26 to allow the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct an evaluation, Pamer said in her email.

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