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by ERIN JULIUS | July 13, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A former Ku Klux Klan leader was acquitted Thursday night in Washington County Circuit Court of second-degree sexual offense, sexual abuse of a minor and other crimes after a jury of eight men and four women deliberated for about an hour. Gordon Creal Young, 41, was charged with the offenses after a 15-year-old girl told Washington County Sheriff's deputies that Young made her perform sexual acts on him at his home on two separate occasions in October 2006. Young, of 2210 Back Road in Sharpsburg, also was charged with second-degree assault and causing another to ingest bodily fluid.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | November 28, 2006
An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree sex offense and was ordered to serve four years in prison for having sexual contact with his disabled stepsister in March. Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III suspended six years of a 10-year prison sentence for the conviction. The man, who is not being named to protect the identity of his stepsister, was ordered to serve three years of probation, the first year of which was ordered supervised. The incident occurred March 2, when the man inappropriately touched his older stepsister, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said.
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By MARLO BARNHART | September 8, 1999
A 15-year-old boy admitted Wednesday in Washington County Juvenile Court that he committed a third-degree sexual offense against a neighbor girl last April. The teenager, who has been at the Shelter Care unit at the Finan Center in Cumberland, Md., since the incident, will be placed in a high security/mental health residential setting as soon as one is available. In the meantime, Judge John H. McDowell ordered that he be returned to Cumberland. Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said the April 22 incident came to light when the mother of the 12-year-old girl learned that the boy had gone into her bedroom.
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By DON AINES | June 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Harrisburg, Pa., man on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing in Franklin County Central Court on charges that he sexually assaulted a girl repeatedly over a period of about a year. Alexis Ocasio Rivera, 36, is charged with several felony counts of rape of a child, as well as statutory sexual assault and indecent assault. Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter said Rivera is in Franklin County Jail on $125,000 bond and his mandatory arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 6. The girl, now 14, was interviewed in April and told Chambersburg police that Rivera first assaulted her in 2006 at her home, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
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By DON AINES | June 17, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown man charged with sexually abusing a child had his case transferred to Washington County Circuit Court after a preliminary hearing Thursday in Washington County District Court. District Judge Mark Thomas found probable cause to have the case against Robert P. Hade, 42, moved to Circuit Court for trial. Hade is charged with sex abuse of a minor as a continuing course of conduct, sex abuse of a minor, second-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault and second-degree assault, according to the statement of charges in the case.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 9, 2006
A former Williamsport High School custodian who pleaded guilty to a charge that he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old student was sentenced Wednesday to serve three months in jail, according to court records. Jeremy Michael Williams, 24, whose address at the time of his arrest was 14024 Village Mill Drive in Maugansville, pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to third-degree sex offense in December. He was charged with having sex at his apartment with a 15-year-old student in October 2005.
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June 10, 1999
A 38-year-old Hagerstown man has been jailed on $40,000 bond, charged with impregnating his 15-year-old stepdaughter in a forced sexual encounter last winter. The man, whose name is being withheld to protect his stepdaughter's identity, is charged with child abuse, two second-degree sex offenses, one count of second-degree assault and contributing to the condition of a child. Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Kenny Barnhart said he was called to South Hagerstown High School Monday after the girl made the allegations to a school employee and the Department of Social Services sent a caseworker.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 16, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man was jailed Thursday on three felony counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian and a charge of failing to register as a convicted child abuser less than a month after being sentenced in another case involving a child, according to court records. The man's name is not being released because of his relationship with the victim, a 4-year-old girl. The defendant remained in jail Thursday night on a $160,000 cash-only bond set by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, according to court records.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 17, 2000
Getting a 12-year-old girl pregnant after forcing her to have sex earned a a Pennsylvania man twice her age a five-year prison sentence Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court. David Steven Pogue, 25, of Waynesboro, Pa., pleaded guilty to a third-degree sex offense. According to Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Susan Lochbaum, the victim told the Department of Social Services a year ago that Pogue was the father of the child she had in 1997 when she was 12 years old. Pogue visited the home of a relative of his wife and encountered the girl on a number of occasions when no one else was around, Lochbaum said.
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By MARLO BARNHART | November 23, 1998
A 53-year-old Hagerstown man who admitted sexually abusing both his daughter and his son many years ago has been sentenced to 13 years in prison in Washington County Circuit Court. The man pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual child abuse in late September. Each count carried a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Last Thursday, Washington County Circuit Judge John McDowell imposed the maximum sentence in each case and ordered they be served consecutively. Then McDowell suspended all but 6 1/2 years in each case, making a total of 13 years to be served.
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