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Former Md. Youth Center Employee Charged With Sexually Abusing a Minor



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    A former employee at the Fort Meade Youth Center was charged Tuesday with sexually abusing a minor.

    Severn, Md. man Anthony Dennis Williams II, 27, was charged with sexually abusing two minor boys while working with the center's Child, Youth and School-Aged Services programs.

    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.

    The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Vogt and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

    "Parents must to be relentless about reading children's text messages and checking their social media accounts," Rosenstein said. "Keep your children’s passwords, read all of their incoming and outgoing messages, and take immediate action if they send or receive inappropriate messages."

    Williams is scheduled to appear Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a minor.

    The investigation is ongoing.