Former Md. school aide guilty of sex abuse
A 38-year-old former Howard County school employee was found guilty Friday of sexually abusing a third-grader by writing her dozens of explicit letters, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Howard County Circuit Court Judge Diane Leasure ruled that Karl Marshall Walker Jr., who worked as a paraeducator at Bryant Woods Elementary School in Columbia for three years, sexually exploited an 8-year-old girl by giving her notes detailing his passion for her, his desire to kiss her and his request that she keep their correspondence secret. The ruling set a new precedent in Maryland for a sex crime conviction without evidence of physical contact.
Walker wrote notes that read: "When you hug me tight, it's the best part of my day"; "I don't think perverted thoughts about you, I just care about you"; "tear this up after you read it, tear the other notes too"; "I am sad because I really love you and I am not supposed to"; and "I do think about kissing you sometimes."
Washington Post editors
| September 24, 2010; 3:45 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
Save & Share: Previous: Former Md. priest sentenced for sex abuse
Next: Weekend freebies: D.C. area blogs
Posted by: pentagon40 | September 24, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: blasmaic | September 24, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | September 26, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: DecafDrinker | September 26, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.