A 66-year-old Odenton man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing a 5-year-old relative at a playground.
Panagiostis "Peter" Karambilas, 66, of Odenton, was sentenced to 16 years in prison with seven active years of incaceration with five years of supervised probation. He must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
"Not only did Mr. Karambilas physically violate an innocent child, he violated her trust in humanity," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "She will bear the hurt he has caused her for many years to come."
On September 5, 2016, police responded to an Odenton playground for a report of sexual abuse. Upon arrival, the officer saw Panagiostis Karambilas sexually assaulting a 5-year-old family member.
A witness provided video of Karambilas molesting the child prior to the officer's arrival.
Ciruit Court Judge Michelle Jaks relied on the Maryland sentencing guidelines of five to ten years of active incarceration. "I appreciate the sentence of seven years of active incarceration," continued Adams. "I am grateful Mr. Karambalis will be monitored upon his release by our most stringent sex offender monitoring program."