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Date: Dec 9, 2016

UPDATE (December 9, 2016  7:24 p.m.):

Terrence Shondry Smalls has been released on $75,000 bail.

UPDATE (December 9, 2016  2:16 p.m.):

Bail for Terrence Shondry Smalls has been lowered to $75,000.

Original release (December 9, 2016  10:02 a.m.):

Crimes Against Children Unit Detectives have charged a church volunteer with sexual child abuse.

On November 27, officers responded to the Church of the Nativity in the unit block of East Ridgely Road, 21093 for a sexual child abuse call.   A four-year-old girl told her mother that she had been sexually abused by a man volunteering in the church nursery during a Sunday morning mass.  Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit also responded and began an investigation. 

On December 8, Terrence Shondry Smalls (26) of the 10400 block of Rainbow Ridge Drive, 21093, was arrested and charged with sex abuse of a minor, second degree assault, child abuse: second-degree custodian, and second-degree sex offense.  He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. 

Detectives learned that the suspect has been employed or volunteered at a number of locations which put him in contact with children, including:

  • Babysitting services for children under six advertised on (current)
  • Assistant at Pot Spring Elementary School (current)
  • Volunteered with the Girl Scout troop that met at Pot Spring Elementary School and Epworth Church from 2011 to 2015
  • Before and After Care program at Pot Spring Elementary School from 2011 to 2014
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Little Gym (Hunt Valley) from July to October of 2016

There are no known victims at locations other than the Church of the Nativity at this time. 

Anyone with information regarding Terrence Smalls is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. 

Original release (December 9, 2016  7:44 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a November 5 kidnapping and attempted robbery.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was in the parking lot of the Babies-R-Us in the 1200 block of Putty Hill Avenue 21286. She was putting her one-year-old daughter and two-month-old son into her car when the suspect approached her. The suspect told her that he had a gun and threatened to shoot her if she screamed. The suspect told the victim to get in the car and they drove from the parking lot.

As they drove away, the suspect told the woman to go to the bank and she told him that her wife had all the credit cards. The suspect had her to drive back to the parking lot where they waited for the woman’s wife. When the woman’s wife came up to the vehicle, the woman told her that the suspect needed money. The suspect then became involved in an altercation with the woman’s wife and later ran away without taking anything.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.

Detectives had a composite sketch of the suspect done.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.​
















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Revised June 27, 2017