VOLLEYBALL COACH CHARGED| Police urge victims to come forward
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Howard and Anne Arundel County Police announce a joint investigation that resulted in child sex abuse charges against a Volleyball Coach. Police are urging any other possible victims to come forward.
The Howard County and Anne Arundel County Police Departments say the suspect allegedly committed illegal sex acts against the same juvenile victim in both jurisdictions.
Marc Stephen Moore, Jr., 46, of Upper Marlboro, is charged with sex abuse of a minor and other charges in both counties. He is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center.
Howard County Police began investigating Moore after receiving a report from a 16-year-old girl that she had been sexually abused by Moore when she was 15 at the Maryland Junior Sports Center in Jessup, where Moore was a volleyball coach. She reported that he touched her inappropriately in a private room. She also told police that Moore had her take nude photos and then he took possession of the pictures.
The victim then disclosed that similar acts had taken place at a residence in Anne Arundel County. Detectives in Howard notified police in Anne Arundel, who investigated those allegations. As a result of that investigation, Anne Arundel County Police charged Moore with multiple counts of sex abuse of a minor, solicitation of a minor, 4th degree sex offenses, and distribution and possession of child pornography.
Howard’s investigation resulted in similar charges, including sex abuse of a minor and child pornography. Howard County Police located Moore Tuesday at his home and took him into custody.
Howard County and Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone who may have information, or who may have been victimized by Moore, either at the Maryland Junior Sports Center or at another location, to contact HCPD at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov or AAPD at 410-222-4733. Detectives in both jurisdictions will continue to share information in the ongoing investigation.