Crime, Police/Fire

Essex police officer sentenced to home detention in connection with 2019 rape

ESSEX, MD—A Baltimore County police officer was sentenced on Friday to home detention in connection with the 2019 rape of a 22-year-old woman. On August 20, 2021, Anthony Westerman, 27, was convicted of two counts of second-degree rape, third-degree sexual offense, fourth-degree sexual offense, and second-degree assault of a 22-year-old woman in connection with an incident that occurred in October …


Crime, Police/Fire

30-year-old man convicted in connection with 2019 rape in Loch Raven High School parking lot

TOWSON, MD—A 30-year-old man has been convicted in connection with a 2019 rape that occurred in Baltimore County. Brandon Saunders, 30, was convicted by a jury this week on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and kidnapping. At around 3:00 a.m. on July 28, 2019, a woman accepted a ride from what is commonly referred to as a “hack” in …


Husband of former Perry Hall daycare owner charged with child abuse, rape

UPDATE 2: Police have confirmed that Biedenkapp’s body was found in Kingsville earlier this month. UPDATE: Police have confirmed that Biedenkapp Daycare was located in the Perry Hall area. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD—Police in Baltimore County have charged a 54-year-old man with child abuse and rape. Detectives arrested Edward Biedenkapp after a child came forward alleging abuse. …

Police respond to Parkville home, arrest former youth pastor in connection with rape that occurred more than 30 years ago

PARKVILLE, MD—Police have arrested an Essex man in connection with a rape that allegedly occurred over 30 years. At just after 11 a.m. on February 25, 2021, officers responded to the 3000-block of Woodside Ave in Parkville (21234) for a call of a past sexual assault on a child. Responding officers met with the victim, an adult female, who advised …

Police seeking other victims after Middle River man charged with rape

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County are searching for other possible victims after charging a 26-year-old man with rape. William Pervis McNeill, Jr., of the 500-block of Carrollwood Road (21220), is being held without bail on charges of second-degree rape, fourth-degree sex offense, and perverted practice after he sexually assaulted a man on October 22. McNeill met the victim by creating …

Seven Courts man sentenced to more than 33 years in prison on child pornography charges

CARNEY, MD—U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher on Friday sentenced Thomas Michael Mannion, Jr., 46, of Carney/Nottingham, to 400 months in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for two counts of production of child pornography. Mannion previously admitted to engaging in sexually explicit conduct with two minor victims. Judge Gallagher also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Mannion …

Fallston teacher charged with sex offenses in Baltimore County

FALLSTON, MD—A teacher with Harford County Public Schools has been arrested and charged in connection with sex offenses that allegedly occurred in Parkville years ago. John David Hobbs, 51, of Fallston, has been charged with a third-degree sex offense, child molestation, and second-degree rape. He is currently being held without bail following his arrest on Wednesday. The investigation began after …

Carney man charged with rape, sex offenses

CARNEY, MD—Detectives are searching for additional victims after charging a Carney man with numerous sexual offenses, including second-degree rape. Albert Chang Peal, 52, of the 9000-block of Naygall Road (21234), was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after a lengthy investigation. The charges, including various degrees of rape, sex offense, and videoing without permission, stemmed from an incident reported on March …