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More victims could come forward in sexual assault case

Posted at 6:29 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 18:29:46-04

A 76-year-old man convicted of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy may have victimized more children, according to the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.

In 2014, Jerome Floyd befriended the 11-year-old after seeing him waiting for a bus at Mondawmin Mall.

Floyd talked to him, rode the bus with him and waited for him to get out of school. He bought the 11-year-old food, candy, then took him to his apartment to play video games and sexually assaulted him.

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"It would be extremely surprising to me that somebody would start this type of behavior at 74 years of age," said Seth Giller, assistant state's attorney in the Special Victims Unit. "My thought would be this has happened before"

Giller said a conviction against Floyd wouldn't be possible without the courage of the young boy.

He hopes that it inspires other to come forward and share their stories.

Floyd faces 45 years in prison.

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