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Sykesville man receives probation for judgment for sex offense

A Sykesville man who admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl received a probation before judgment and a four-year suspended sentence Tuesday as part of a nonbinding plea agreement with the state.

Alexander Victor Ors, 19, of the 1500 block of Brimfield Circle, was sentenced by Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Fred S. Hecker to five years probation, with the first three to be supervised, after pleading guilty to a fourth-degree sex offense. Conditions of the sentence require that Ors avoid contact with females under the age of 17; not possess pornography; comply with mental health treatment and enroll in sex offender treatment; abstain from alcohol and drugs; and avoid contact with the victim, Hecker said during a criminal court trial Tuesday.

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Ors received a four-year suspended sentence for second-degree assault, with the same probation conditions. Hecker said the maximum sentence for both charges carries a total of 11 years consecutive time served in prison.

Senior Assistant State's Attorney Ashley Pamer said after the hearing that because Ors was 18 when the crime was committed and he did well in pre-trial services, the State's Attorney's Office decided to reduce the level of charges.

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Ors was charged Jan. 9, 2014, with one count each of second-degree rape, distributing controlled dangerous substances and contributing to the condition of a child, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of charges, Ors admitted to having sex with the girl to police after she told a crisis counselor. The minor said that while the sex was consensual, Ors took advantage of her. Both were under the influence of marijuana the night of the incident, Ors told police in the statement of charges.

"Your conduct in this case was inexcusable; I hope you agree with me," Hecker said, addressing Ors. "I wish you could understand a 13-year-old cannot consent to sexual relations with an adult."

Despite a request from the victim's family that Ors be required to register as a sex offender, Hecker did not require that Ors do so. Hecker explained that he made the decision because sex offenders must register for a minimum of 15 years in the state of Maryland.

"I don't find, in this case, this is necessary or helpful to you or the community," Hecker said to Ors, after expressing concern that he may have difficulty maintaining a job if required to register as a sex offender.

Hecker said the seriousness of the offense was compounded by the fact that the girl was under the influence of marijuana, which was given to her by Ors.

"I'm sure this ordeal is going to have lasting consequences for her," Hecker said to Ors.

Defense attorney Allan Rombro said after the hearing that he thought Hecker made the right decision in sentencing the defendant.

"I think he made a smart decision with an understanding outcome; he understood that this young man was still immature," Rombro said. "The possible penalties could have been ruinous for not one but two lives."

Editor's note: The Carroll County Times does not identify victims of sexual assault.

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