Sometimes, certain people get caught up in the criminal justice system at a young age and have a hard time getting out of the cycle. One 21-year-old man was recently arrested at a Baltimore middle school after allegedly trying to sexually assault a young student. This isn’t his first run in with the law.
Based on yesterday’s arrest, the young suspect now faces various charges: two counts attempted second-degree sex offense, second-degree assault, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and second-degree assault against the arresting officer at the scene. While these are not the only charges that the suspect has faced in recent years, they are the most serious.
In the past couple of years, the young man has been accused of misdemeanor theft, marijuana possession and trespassing. He is due in court regarding the theft charge later next month. Last year, he pleaded guilty to the trespassing charge and the drug charge was dropped.
Though some of these previous legal troubles are behind him, due to yesterday’s alleged incident, the suspect sits in Baltimore County Detention Center awaiting his fate. Reports claim that he entered the middle school yesterday without proper permission, held a boy against his will and attempted to assault him in the school bathroom. The alleged attempt was interrupted when a school employee heard the upset student and intervened.
We will post an update to this Baltimore case as more details develop, including whether the suspect pleads guilty or not guilty and what punishment is pushed regarding his alleged criminal behavior.
The Baltimore Sun: “Police identify man charged in attempted assault of middle-schooler,” 17 Dec. 2010
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