Authorities Concerned More Victims Involved in Ft. Meade Sex Abuse Case

Friday, Nov 15, 2013  |  Updated 5:09 PM EDT
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Authorities Fear More Victims in Ft. Meade Sex Abuse Case

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The Justice Department is urging parents of children who attended the Fort Meade Youth Center to talk to their children after a former counselor was charged with child sexual abuse.

U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein told Baltimore's WJZ-TV Thursday that parents whose children knew Anthony Williams II should try to find out if anything happened to them.

Williams, 27, of Severn, Md., was charged Tuesday with abusing two adolescent boys while working at Fort Meade.

Williams' lawyer, Washington attorney Sheryl Wood, declined to comment Friday on the allegations.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Williams, Williams abused the two minors in 2010 and 2011, and communicated with them through social media sites and text messages. The complaint also alleged that Williams engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the minors and exchanged sexually explicit photographs and videos with them.

Investigators say they found cellphone text messages between Williams and the two alleged victims, plus other possible children from the Fort Meade program.

Williams faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a minor.  

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