Child abuse


Seventh-Day Adventist Church With Roots In Md. Sued For Child Abuse

Two 50-year-old men allege the Seventh-Day Adventist Church put a man known to abuse children in charge of its youth program in the 1970s and kept him in that position, even after learning he was accused of abusing a child in the program.


Jessica Lynn Maranto , Brandon Joseph Johnson

Parents Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Leaving Son Alone In Motel For Hours

The parents of a 6-year-old boy suffering from severe malnutrition have been charged with child abuse and neglect after leaving him alone for hours at a motel.


Ethan Estevez

Teacher Accused Of Plotting To Kill Wife To Be With Student

A former Harford County teacher is accused of plotting to kill his wife so he could be with one of his students.


Charles David Beaver

Retired Carroll County Teacher Accused Of Soliciting Minors For Sex

A summer camp employee and former Carroll County teacher is accused of trying to purchase two teen boys for sex.


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

A 15-year-old squad leader is charged with sexually abusing a child in his care at while attending the Annapolis Chapter of Young Marines.


Richard Loftice

Baltimore County Man Arrested For Child Porn Possession

The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit arrested a Baltimore County man Wednesday morning in connection with the possession of child pornography.


kevin clash

Voice Of Elmo Cleared In Child Sexual Abuse Case Due To Statute Of Limitations

There are new developments in the child sexual abuse lawsuit against Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for voicing the Sesame Street character Elmo.



Former Orioles Minor League Pitcher Charged In 1997 Child Sex Abuse

Frederick police say a Vancouver, Wash. man has been charged with child abuse and sex offense for alleged incidents that occurred in 1997.


(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Baby Sitter Cleared Of Child Abuse Despite Confession

A Hagerstown woman has been acquitted of charges she sexually abused four children despite her confession to police.


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Child Neglect Charges Dropped Against Parents

Prosecutors say they have dropped charges of neglect and child abuse against a couple found living on a squalid sailboat with their two teenage sons.


sex trafficking

Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of 14-Year-Old Girl

A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl.


(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Former Walter Reed Pediatrician Charged With Child Sex Offenses

Montgomery County Police have arrested a former pediatrician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on charges of sexually abusing three female relatives when they were children.