A 37-year-old Towson-based chiropractor was arrested earlier this month and charged with sexually assaulting a child in Texas.
Police say Blake Edward Kalkstein traveled from the Baltimore area to Fort Bend County, outside Houston, to meet the child, whom he met through an online video gaming platform.
“Kalkstein is a gamer on different gaming platforms—one of which was used by him to lure the young victim,” read a tweet from the sheriff’s office.
Kalkstein previously worked for Kalkstein Chiropractic, located along East Joppa Road in Towson. An employee at the office confirmed that Kalkstein is no longer employed there but declined to say when his tenure ended.
His father, Jeffrey Kalkstein, started the practice and later served as team chiropractor for the Orioles, according to a Baltimore Sun article from 2018. An Orioles spokesperson declined to comment on Blake Kalkstein’s arrest.
Baltimore County Police detectives are not currently investigating Kalkstein, but police are monitoring the Texas case, said spokesman Trae Corbin.
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Blake Kalkstein was arrested July 6 in the 700 block of Dulles Avenue in Stafford, Texas. He faces two charges of sexually assaulting a child, with a $100,000 bond on each charge, according to a tweet from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
Attorney Rosario Stornello was recently appointed to defend Kalkstein, who has not yet been indicted. In Texas, all felony cases go before a grand jury.
“He said he’s been charged with two charges of sexual assault of a child. It’s still early in the investigation,” Stornello said.
The sheriff’s office believes Kalkstein, who owns a home near Towson, according to property records, also traveled to Texas in May and assaulted a minor.
Each of Kalkstein’s second-degree felony charges carries a potential prison sentence of two to 20 years, said Wesley Wittig, spokesman for the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office. Kalkstein is being held at the Fort Bend County Jail.
The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate whether Kalkstein had any other victims, said Jacqueline Preston, a spokeswoman for the office.
“They don’t leave any stones unturned,” she said, “and this is an incredibly high priority thing for the sheriff’s office.”