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Keyword: child abuse

booking photo of John David HobbsBaltimore County Police arrested John David Hobbs (51) of the unit block of Fallstonview Court, 21047 on a warrant Wednesday. He is charged with third degree sex offense, child abuse molestation and second degree rape.

The investigation began after Hobbs, who was a teacher at Bel Air Middle School, was accused of sexually abusing his former student who was a juvenile at the time. The incident occurred multiple times between 1999 and 2000 at Hobbs’ former home in Parkville. Hobbs is currently held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bond status pending a bail review hearing.

The Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit asks anyone who may have been abused by Hobbs to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020.

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, reach out for help. You can call the police non-emergency line at 410-887-2222 or contact any one of these resources:

Booking photo of Reginald Eugene CooperUPDATE (May 13, 2020 1:45 p.m.):

Police have charged Reginald Eugene Cooper (40) of the 4200 block of Maple Path Circle, 21236 in yesterday's assault on his 11-year-old son.

Cooper was behaving bizarrely yesterday morning when he stopped a neighbor outside and told her to go into his house to check on his son. When she did so, Cooper returned and threatened to kill his son, striking him with a screwdriver and causing a puncture wound. He assaulted the neighbor when she tried to leave to get help. The boy fled the home where another neighbor saw him bleeding and tried to render first aid. Cooper approached and assaulted her, as well as a third neighbor after demanding entry into the man's home.

When the first officer arrived he was directed by witnesses to Cooper, who did not comply with commands and assaulted the officer. Cooper was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital as a precaution based on his behavior, treated and released. The officer was also transported to an area hospital, treated and released. The boy remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Cooper is charged with the following: 

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Attempted second degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Five counts of second degree assault
  • First degree child abuse
  • Second degree child abuse
  • Use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure

Cooper is held on no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (May 12, 2020 11:05 a.m.):

Police are investigating after a child was injured this morning in a domestic related assault.

Officers were called to the 4200 block of Maple Path Circle, 21236 at 10:28 a.m. when the boy, 11, ran to a neighbor's house seeking help after his father struck him with an object that caused a puncture wound to his upper body. The suspect fought with arriving officers, causing a non-life-threatening injury to one officer before he was taken into custody.

The boy was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition. The officer was also transported to an area hospital for treatment. The identity of the suspect is withheld pending formal charges.

The BCoPD reminds the public that if you are a victim of domestic violence and are in immediate danger, please call 911. Resources and information about domestic violence are also available online.

Booking photo of David Marvin HaasDavid Marvin Haas Jr is arrested and charged in the death of a 2-year-old child.

Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Garden Drive in Essex on June 29 for a cardiac arrest after Haas called 9-1-1 just before 9 p.m. Haas was babysitting the child, his girlfriend's son, when the boy stopped breathing. The child was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit was contacted due to the age and injuries observed on the child. An autopsy was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the results of which were returned to police on July 8 indicating cause and manner of death to be multiple injuries and homicide.

The Homicide Unit continued their investigation into the child's death and determined that the injuries he suffered were inconsistent with the account of events given to police by Haas.

Haas was arrested on Tuesday, charged with First Degree Child Abuse Resulting in Death and First Degree Murder. Following a bail review hearing yesterday, he is held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017