Anthony Dennis Williams charged with sexual abuse of a minor at Fort Meade
BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) - A former employee at a child care facility at Fort Meade was arrested Tuesday on charges that he sexually abused a pair of young boys under his care.
Anthony Dennis Williams II, a 27-year-old Severn man, is alleged to have abused the two boys in 2010 and 2011 while he worked at the Fort Meade Youth Center, where he served as a Child Youth and School-aged Services employee.
Williams' alleged actions include trading sexually explicit videos with the victims, and in one case, inappropriately touching a young victim.
According to a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court, Williams had sexually-charged conversations with a middle school-aged boy and his brother through text messaging and social media sites. The conversations including the trading of explicit videos.
U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says that's how the mother of one of the victims found out.
“Parents must know all their kids’ passwords for smart phones, tablets, computers. They have to know what’s going on. They have to watch their kids,” says Rosentein.
The victims told prosecutors that they felt pressured by Williams to create and send the videos to him.
The incidents escalated when Williams allegedly inappropriately touched one of the victims in the attic of a Fort Meade building.
Williams, who taught a program at Fort Meade called Passport to Manhood, faces 15 years in prison. He remains in custody.
Concerned parents can call the hot line set up by Fort Meade: 866-454-9414.
A Town Hall meeting is also scheduled for Thursday evening.
Rosenstein says agents are only aware of two victims, but the investigation continues.