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Posted at 4:22 PM ET, 02/22/2010

Ex-alderman sentenced for groping midshipman

By Washington Post editors

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.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 4:22 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Wow, a whole weekend in jail. why even bother? This pervert deserves more time than that- if he did that to this midshipman, wonder how many others he has groped...

Posted by: pennv | February 23, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

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