There’s a reason Fark has a “FLORIDA” tag: Florida is home to a lot of just plain fucked up news stories. But I’m starting to see Baltimore attempt to take that label away:
From the SA’s office: Just before his scheduled rape trial was scheduled to begin today, Baltimore Police Officer William Darrell Welch, 41, of Quiet Stream Court, Timonium, Maryland, pled guilty to misconduct in office.
Judge John C. Themelis sentenced Welch to a suspended 10-year prison term, three years’ probation and ordered him to tender his resignation to the Police Department by January 14, 2008.
On July 16, 2006 Welch had sexual intercourse in the Southeastern District Station with a 16-year old girl after she had been taken into custody by another officer.
Assistant State’s Attorneys Temmi Rollock and Jennifer Williams of the Sex Offense Division prosecuted this case.
A sixth-grade girl at Perry Hall Middle School lied about being sexually assaulted this week in a school restroom, Baltimore County police said yesterday.
Based on their investigation, police concluded that the incident did not occur, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman.
Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said that prosecutors have reviewed the facts of the case and decided not to charge the 11-year-old girl.
If you check out the video, you’ll see they basically put down a line that construction workers cannot cross, else they’ll be in big trouble. Because a 11 year old lied about being molested/raped by one (and this was revealed), they’re all still being treated like criminals. Since this supposedly happened in/near the bathroom, my guess is there’s no functioning restrooms in the new building yet, so now how will construction workers relieve themselves on the job?