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Keyword: sexual assault

Photo of man responsible for sexually assaulting a minor.Baltimore County Police are seeking to identify this man, responsible for sexually soliciting a minor.

Detectives are investigating after the suspect, pictured here on a residential security camera, met with the juvenile on February 6 after becoming acquainted on a dating app. Detectives are now asking the public for help identifying this suspect.

The Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating this incident. If you recognize this suspect, contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online, text or mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Update: (12/9/19 12:00 p.m.)

Photo of Quinn, arrested for child sex offense.Baltimore County Police have charged the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting a child on December 2, 2019. Royal Jamar Robert Quinn, 24, of the 3000-block of Wayne Avenue, 21207 has been charged with attempted kidnapping, second degree rape, third degree sex offense, robbery, false imprisonment, assault, and theft.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit conducted an extensive investigation and were subsequently able to identify Quinn as the suspect.Quinn is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

Original Release: (12/2/19 6:35 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police are investigating the sexual assault of a child on school property this morning. 

The child reported the incident to school officials at Norwood Elementary School in Dundalk immediately upon arriving at the school this morning. The school resource officer recovered surveillance video of an unknown black male suspect dressed in all dark clothing sexually assaulting the child on a footpath near the baseball fields, then fleeing the school property on foot.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have information on this incident or other potentially related suspicious activity is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020

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.

Revised June 27, 2017