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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 …


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Carney man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

UPDATE: Mannion has been sentenced to more than 33 years in prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County correctional officer from Carney pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Monday. Thomas Michael Mannion Jr., 46, of Carney, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of production of child pornography and admitted to engaging in sexually explicit conduct …


Olszewski announces workgroup to examine equitable policing

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued an executive order announcing the formation of the Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing, which will examine policing policies and practices and make recommendations for ensuring equitable policing in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Police Department collects and reports data related to traffic stops annually to the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center …

Bevins appointed to police chief search panel

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced the names of the panelists who will interview top candidates to be the next Baltimore County Chief of Police, including several community representatives. The panel will interview up to 10 candidates and advise the County Executive on the strength of each candidate. The County Executive will select and interview finalists based on …

Baltimore County to create animal abuse unit within BCoPD

Preventing animal cruelty is quickly becoming a top priority in Baltimore County. Just one day after Council Members David Marks and Tom Quirk announced that they were introducing legislation to tighten the county’s animal welfare statute, officials announced on Thursday that Baltimore County would be creating a dedicated animal abuse unit within the Baltimore County Police Department. “In response to …

State’s Attorney Shellenberger speaks at PCRC meeting in White Marsh

More than 20 community members attended Wednesday night’s Police Community Relations Council (PCRC) meeting at Precinct 9 in White Marsh. Wednesday’s guest speaker was Scott Shellenberger, the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County, who spoke with residents about a number of things, including crime comparisons between Baltimore County and other counties, and the Baltimore County Police body-worn camera program. The White …

Implementation of police body camera program completed in Baltimore County

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Wednesday that the county had successfully completed its aggressive schedule of equipping all uniformed police officers with body-worn cameras. “Our police and information technology professionals implemented this important transparency initiative in a thorough and expedited manner,” said Kamenetz. “I appreciate the concerted efforts of our many partners including the Fraternal Order of Police …

Parkville man pleads guilty to receipt of child pornography, filming girls at swim meets

Baltimore, Maryland – Ruben Uy Lim, age 53, of Parkville, Maryland, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to receipt of child pornography. Lim also admitted taking hundreds of videos of underage girls at swim meets, using a filter that allowed the camera to see through certain fabrics, including bathing suits. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District …