Md. Man Sentenced In Sex Assault At Skating Rink

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to prison in the sexual assault of a girl inside a roller rink.

Kadeem R. Santiful apologized in Baltimore County Circuit Court on Friday as he was given 20 years, with 10 suspended. He’ll get credit for 17 months already served.

Santiful, 19, pleaded guilty last May to second-degree sex offense in the 2010 assault at Skateworks, a Woodlawn roller rink.

He’s one of three defendants. Court records show one defendant has entered an Alford plea — in which a defendant doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges sufficient evidence for a conviction — to second-degree sex assault after a jury either acquitted him or deadlocked on more serious counts.

The Baltimore Sun reports the girl says she’s been harassed and taunted by classmates.

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  • Lydia

    This man should have received the exact sentence he gave to a young child in a skating rink–life, a lifetime of terror from what was done to her. Thank God for karma–fate has a way of taking an eye for eye. May he look over his shoulder each day he’s in prison. I pray he realizes that men who do these things to children or women are doing these things because they need to feel like they’re something more than they actually are. They are nothing.

    My best hopes and prayers are sent to the young lady who was so harmed. You are a good and decent person, and will go on to do great things. Remember that real men don’t do this, and you will have decent men in your future, so don’t fear them. You are valuable and loved.

  • manny

    and white people drown their kids so whose worse

    • Mike

      manny you are an idiot

    • Steven Spiegel

      Your statement makes no sense Im white and dont no 1 person that has drown there kids. But i do know from living in the city plenty of black people i talked to that were arrested for murder or have been murdered by another Black person. Instead of the Black community pushing all the Blame on the white man you all need to stand up and address the situation. I dont exactly agree with the statements that are above this one because not every black teen has a gun and goes out to shoot another black teen but it is a problem that needs to be addressed and its not a joke or even the least bit funny. These kids have Moms Dads and family that cry there eyes out when they are takin away from a bullet. I just dont understand why it all gets thrown back in the whitemans face because everyone has a chance now days to break free and live a decent life. If you cant get a college education get a trade there are plenty of jobs that hire Blacks and Manoritys before they hire white people. I know because i am a Masonry Contractor and i cant even buy a Government Job or a State government job they are all mostly reserved for Minority contractors. Now with all the Illegals taking the trade jobs white masons are the Minority. Instead of us being Afro Americans and white Americans we should label ourselves to be just plain Americans. I never understood why a ethnic race check box was on a application anyway. What does that have to do with skills? When Blacks and whites come together as Americans this country will be a lot better place to live. We need to stop fighting and start working together and get some of these illegal people out of the country so we can start working again and then the kids will be tierd to shoot each other.

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