Anne Arundel County police have charged a Laurel man with sexually abusing two children and are seeking information about other possible victims.
James Ten-eyck, 55, of the 3200 block of Purple Leaf Lane in the Russett neighborhood, was arrested Saturday, three weeks after police launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse.
Police said in a statement released Monday officers were called to a home in Laurel Dec. 15. A woman there reported a man in the neighborhood inappropriately touched her child.
The department’s Child Abuse Unit launched an investigation and identified additional allegations involving a second child. Detectives along with the Child Advocacy Center interviewed the children, who identified the man as James Ten-eyck.
Police declined to release the age of the children or how they suspect Ten-eyck and came into contact with them.
Police obtained an arrest warrant Thursday charging Ten-eyck with a third-degree sex offense, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense, two counts of sex abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree assault.
He was denied bail in a hearing Monday in Annapolis. He is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on Jennifer Road.
Ten-eyck could not be reached for comment and no attorney is listed as representing him.
Police ask anyone with information on the case or other children who may have come in contact with Ten-eyck to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733. Anonymous tips can be called into 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.