Ex-alderman sentenced for groping midshipman
A former Annapolis alderman convicted of groping a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman he hosted under an academy program has been sentenced to a weekend in jail.
Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Harris Jr. said Monday that Samuel Shropshire abused a position of trust and was “less than honest” in his testimony about the incident.
Shropshire was convicted by the judge in December of second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense, which are misdemeanors.
Shropshire sponsored the midshipman under a Naval Academy program designed to give students a break from their studies.
The offenses took place in a car after the two had been drinking in an Annapolis bar.
The 62-year-old Democrat ran for mayor of Annapolis but lost the primary in September. His term as alderman expired in December.
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| February 22, 2010; 4:22 PM ET
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