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Posted at 3:32 PM ET, 06/18/2010

Md. student charged in girls' assault

By Washington Post editors

An 18-year-old student at Mount Hebron High School has been charged with sex offenses against two female students that occurred on school grounds, Howard County police said Friday.

Trey Michael Murduck, 18, of Ellicott City, is charged with third-degree sex offense, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault.

The first victim was a 14-year-old girl. She told police she went to the school nurse Monday morning at approximately 8:45. She was sent to a health room with several beds separated by curtains. She said the suspect was in the room when she arrived.

The victim said the suspect displayed a folding knife, made provocative comments and inappropriately touched her. The victim said she declined his advances, pushed the suspect away and attempted to leave the room. She said the suspect tried to prevent her from leaving, but she was able to flee. The teenager did not report the incident to school officials, but later told a parent, who called police.

The second victim was a 16-year-old girl, who went to the nurse’s office Monday at approximately 10:30 a.m. The victim reported the suspect made sexual comments and inappropriately touched her as she resisted. No knife was reported in the second incident. The victim reported the incident to the school, and the school notified police.

Murduck was arrested without incident Thursday evening at an acquaintance’s home in the 15700 block of Bushy Park Road in Woodbine. He is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2010; 3:32 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Something sounds funny about this story...

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | June 18, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Those 18-20 are also adults and not "kids" or "teens", meaning they shouldn't be called those words. It's good that the young man has been arrested for what he did against the girls at the school. The 14-year old girl should've reported the young man as soon as it was safe to do so, meaning she should've reported after the young man left.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | June 18, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

And why was the 18-year-old there in the first place?

Posted by: DecafDrinker | June 19, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait to hear what he was doing in the nurse's office all morning instead of in class.

Posted by: blackman1 | June 19, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse


I fail to see where Mr. Murduck is referred to as a "teen" or "kid". He is referred to as an 18-year-old student, which is what he is.

The only teenager reference I see is in reference to the 14-year-old girl.

Posted by: ceebee2 | June 19, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

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