MD Barber Charged With Sexual Abuse

Investigators encourage victims to come forward

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    An Ellicott City barber is charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old client.

    An Ellicott City barber is charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy, and Howard County police are concerned there may be more victims.

    Jung Gon Kim, 54, of Boyds, is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, second- and third-degree sex offense, sodomy and second-degree assault. Kim is a barber at Scissors Sound Hair Salon, located at 3419 Plum Tree Drive in Ellicott City.

    Last month, a 13-year-old client of the salon came forward and told police that Kim made inappropriate and sexual comments to him on several occasions. Investigators believe the incidents escalated in September and Kim sexually abused the boy, police said.

    Kim was arrested Monday, and is held at Howard County Detention Center on $500,000 bond. Because the hair salon is located in a neighborhood, police believe there may be other juvenile victims who went to the salon unaccompanied by an adult or parent.

    Police are encouraging parents to speak to their children and are asking victims to call 410-313-2200.