New sex charges filed against suspect in killing Baltimore man accused of rape

A 28-year-old Baltimore man who police say is a suspect in the death of a 15-year-old Columbia girl was charged yesterday with new sex offenses against one of three girls with whom he is accused of having sexual relations in the past year.

Curtis Aden Jamison was taken from the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup to police headquarters in Ellicott City and formally charged with second-degree rape, a second-degree sex offense and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


He has been held in the Detention Center for more than two weeks on charges involving the three girls.

According to police, follow-up interviews with a 14-year-old Columbia girl led to the additional charges.


Mr. Jamison is scheduled for a bond review hearing today on the latest charges, which increased his bail from $1 million to $1.25 million, a District Court commissioner said.

In the summer of 1992, Mr. Jamison is accused of meeting the 14-year-old, then 12, at least once a week in wooded area on the east side of Lake Kittamaqundi in Town Center across from the Columbia Mall. There, court records state, Mr. Jamison gave her alcohol before having intercourse.

Detectives said Mr. Jamison first met the girl through a phone conversation in April 1992.

The 14-year-old introduced Mr. Jamison to 15-year-old Tara Gladden, whose body was found Aug. 17 in a culvert under Little Patuxent Parkway. Police are still investigating the case as a homicide but the state medical examiner's office has not determined a cause of death.

On Aug. 3, Mr. Jamison turned himself into police on two warrants charging him with sexual offenses and battery against Tara and the 14-year-old Columbia girl.

On Sept. 24, police arrested Mr. Jamison at his home in the 3300 block of Oakfield Ave. on additional sexual offense charges, which included sexual relations he allegedly had with a 13-year-old Baltimore girl at an Elkridge motel in February 1992.

Among the items confiscated during that arrest were clothing and pornographic material.

"We've gone through a lot of items obtained from the earlier search warrants," said police spokesman Sgt. Gary Gardner. "And some of that will be sent out to crime labs for review of forensic evidence."


Mr. Jamison is scheduled to stand trial on Dec. 13 on the earlier sex offense charges involving the 14-year-old girl.