Crime, Police/Fire

Nottingham hospital worker pleads guilty to sexually assaulting unconscious 15-year-old female patient

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nottingham man has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and to assaulting an underage female patient while she was unconscious. The plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Acting Special Agent in Charge Selwyn Smith of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of …


Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that a Baltimore County man is facing sexual abuse charges involving a minor. Neil Adleberg, 73, was indicted on the charges of sexual abuse of a minor, sexual solicitation of a minor, and two counts of second-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape in 2013 and 2014. Adleberg was the head …


Man who raped woman in Loch Raven High School parking lot sentenced to 40 years in prison

TOWSON, MD—A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to forty years in prison after raping a woman in a parking lot at Loch Raven High School. Brandon Saunders was convicted back in November 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 …

Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy Committee submits 2022 annual report

BALTIMORE, MD—The Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) Policy and Funding Committee has submitted its 2022 Annual Report, the fourth annual report since its creation in 2017. The Committee was established to create uniform, statewide policies regarding the collection, testing, and retention of medical forensic evidence in sexual assault cases and increase access to justice for sexual assault victims. The SAEK …

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 …

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

UPDATE: Saunders has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Original story below… —— 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 …

Parkville man, former youth coach arrested on child sex abuse, pornography charges

PARKVILLE, MD—Authorities have arrested a Parkville man on child sex abuse and child pornography charges. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced the arrest 38-year-old Michael Vincent Bonczewski. In January, 2021, a victim came forward and reported to Carroll County Advocacy and Investigation Center detectives that he had been the victim of sexual abuse from 2010 through 2012. He …

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 …