HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown woman has been charged with several counts of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl earlier this summer in a residence northeast of Hagerstown and possession of child pornography.
Patricia Ann Tasker, 19, of 1337 Jay Drive in Hagerstown, was charged Friday with one count each of second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree sex assault, second-degree child abuse, second-degree assault, sex abuse of a minor, perverted practice, possession of child pornography, possession of child pornography on a computer and allowing a minor to engage as a subject in sexual misconduct, according to records obtained from Washington County District Court.
Tasker was arrested Friday and taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where she was held on $70,000 bail.
District Court Judge W. Milnor Roberts kept Tasker's bail at $70,000 during a bail review hearing Monday, despite a statement from Assistant State's Attorney Liz Carranza, who said the state believed Tasker's bail was too low. The hearing was held via closed-circuit television between the courthouse and detention center.