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Severna Park man charged with multiple sexual offenses including sex abuse of a minor

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 15:10:54-04

SEVERNA PARK, Md. — A 39-year-old man from Severna Park has been arrested and charged with multiple sexual offenses including sex abuse of a minor and sexual solicitation of a minor.

According to Anne Arundel County Police officers, on April 9, they were called to an address in reference to a juvenile who had been sexually abused.

The parents of the victim became aware that their child was texting an adult male, identified as Mark Anthony Thoms. Upon speaking with their child, the parents learned the child was sexually abused by Thoms.

On April 15, the victim was transported by the mother to the Child Advocacy Center to be interviewed with the assistance of a child abuse detective. During the interview, the victim told officials there were numerous incidents during which the victim was sexually abused by Thoms over the course of several months.

An arrest warrant was obtained that same day for Thoms.

He was charged with twelve crimes to include Third Degree Sex Offense, Fourth Degree Sex Offense, Sex Abuse of a Minor, Sexual Solicitation of a Minor and Second Degree Assault.

The Anne Arundel County Police is urging any other victims or anyone with information on this incident or suspect to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Anne Arundel County Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866- 756-2587.