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15-Year-Old Young Marines Squad Leader Charged With Child Sex Abuse

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–A 15-year-old squad leader for the Annapolis Chapter of Young Marines is charged with sexually abusing a child in his care.

The victim reported the abuse Sunday at the Western District Police Station, where he told detectives he was abused while attending the Annapolis Chapter of Young Marines over the course of two years.   The abuse is believed to have taken place at  the VFW in Glen Burnie and Downs Park in Pasadena.

As squad leader, the suspect was responsible for overseeing younger children.

Detectives charged the 15-year-old with second-degree child abuse, a third-degree sex offense and a fourth-degree sex offense.

Anne Arundel County Child abuse detectives seek the community’s assistance with identifying any other possible victims of abuse that may have occurred while attending the Annapolis Chapter of Young Marines.

Anyone with information regarding this case or others is encouraged to contact Detective Joshua Williams at 410-222-3484.

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