Church Nursery Volunteer Charged With Sex Abuse

TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a church nursery volunteer has been charged with sexual abuse.

Cpl. John Wachter said in an email Friday that officers called to the Church of the Nativity in Timonium on Nov. 27 learned that a 4-year-old girl told her mother that a man volunteering in the nursery during mass sexually abused her.

Twenty-six-year-old Terrence Smalls of Cockeysville was charged with sex abuse of a minor and other offenses Thursday.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore says in a statement that Smalls began volunteering at the church in 2010. The archdiocese says it alerted parishioners after police notified them of an investigation.

Police say Smalls, who works as an elementary school assistant and advertises babysitting services, has worked at a children’s gym and volunteered with a Girl Scout troop.

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