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Baltimore County Police have charged Cameron Shane Giovanelli, former pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk, with a number of sexual assault charges stemming from a case involving a then 17-year-old student. Police believe there may be other victims and are hoping they will have the courage to come forward. 

Booking photo of Cameron Shane DiovanelliGiovanelli (42) now residing in Orange Park, Florida, is charged with the sexual abuse of a minor, perverted practice, and 4th degree sexual offense stemming from illegal sexual contact he had with a student at the school between January and August of 2007. The abuse of the student began with unsolicited kissing and progressed, taking place nearly daily either within the school offices on church property or at other off-property locations.

An investigation was opened in May of 2018 when the victim reported the abuse to police. The completed investigation was submitted to the Office of the State's Attorney at which time the decision was made to charge Giovanelli. An arrest warrant was obtained and served on Monday when Giovanelli voluntarily turned himself in to police on Tuesday. He was released on his own recognizance at an initial bail hearing under the condition that he have no contact with any minor.

Based on information provided by the victim, police believe it is likely there are additional victims who were abused by Giovanelli during his time as pastor at the church and school located in the 7300 block of Manchester Road. Giovanelli was pastor there from 2003 through 2014. Anyone who may have additional information or was victimized by Giovanelli is encouraged to contact detectives from the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit by calling 410-853-3650.

UPDATE (March 8, 2018 8:11 a.m.):

Cody Jones has been located safe and returned home. Thank you for sharing his information in the effort to locate him quickly!

Original Release (March 8, 2018 6:51 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue their search for a missing 11-year-old boy, Cody Jones, from the 1000 block of Bayner Road in Essex.

Cody was last seen by friends around 8 p.m. at basketball practice at Deep Creek Middle School. Where he went after that, no one knows, but he never returned home.

Cody is approximately 4'10", 90 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes, and he has a birthmark on the right side of his neck. He was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt with dark blue horizontal stripes, blue jeans, brown Timberland boots, and a yellow vest with a blue hood.

Anyone who may have information on Cody's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or simply dial 9-1-1. Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit are continuing the search for Cody Jones.

UPDATE (November 21, 2016  7:02 p.m.):

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

The suspect in this case, 56-year-old Paull Bolinger of Windsor Mill, pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in Federal Court today.

More information is on the U.S. Attorney's website.

UPDATE (June 23, 2016  8:23 a.m.):

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

At a detention hearing held on June 21, 2016 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark J. Coulson ordered that Paul Bollinger, age 56, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, be detained pending trial. Bollinger, a Howard County gymnastics coach, was charged by federal complaint on June 17, 2016, with possessing and distributing child pornography. 
 
The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone who believes they may have information related to the investigation is asked to call one of the following hotline numbers: 
 
FBI at 410-265-8080
HSI at 1-866-DHS-2ICE.
   

UPDATE (June 17, 2016):

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Paul Daniel Bollinger was charged in a federal complaint today with possessing and distributing child pornography.

More information is available from the U.S. Attorney's website : https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/pr/howard-county-gymnastics-coach-charged-federal-court-possessing-and-distributing-child

UPDATE (May 26, 2016  3:46 p.m.):

When Baltimore County Police served the search and seizure warrant on the suspect's home yesterday, they found a picture of a girl that was not pornographic. Detectives identified the girl and found she was a former Top Flight student. Contact has been made with the girl's family.

After a bail review this afternoon, Paul Daniel Bollinger remains held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $2.5 million bail.

Anyone with information on the suspect or this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (May 26, 2016 7:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a gymnastics instructor in connection with possession and distribution of child pornography.
 
Paul Daniel Bollinger (56) of the 7600 block of Gladstone Road 21244 has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $2.5 million bail.
 
The investigation began in May when a detective with the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit developed information on the possible distribution of child pornography online.  Further investigation led detectives to the home of 56-year-old Paul Daniel Bollinger in Windsor Mill. On May 25, detectives served a search and seizure warrant on Bollinger’s home and recovered a computer and numerous digital media storage devices. A preliminary review of the computer and devices revealed that they contained in excess of 30,000 images and videos of child pornography. The suspect was then taken into custody.
 
The computer and numerous digital media storage devices recovered during the search warrant will undergo a detailed forensic examination by the Baltimore County Police Digital and Multimedia Evidence Unit.
 
Detectives also learned that Bollinger had been a gymnastics coach for 25 years and currently teaches at Top Flight Gymnastics in Columbia Maryland.

Further investigation has indicated that he is sexually attracted to children and writes stories about having sex with children.
 
Investigation at this time has not indicated that Bollinger is involved in the production of child pornography.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crimes against Children Unit.
 
Anyone with information on the suspect or this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
 
The Baltimore County Crimes against Children Unit is a member of the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force comprises police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.

Booking Photograph of Paul Daniel Bollinger

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017