Baltimore County Police have charged a 23-year-old Owings Mills man with sexually abusing two 14-year-old boys this spring.
Anthony Maurice Cottle, of the unit block of Stonemark Court, is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree assault, third-degree sex offense and sodomy, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bond.
Cottle has been employed with the Baltimore County Fire Department since December 2011, but has been suspended without pay pending adjudication of the criminal charges. He is also a volunteer with the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department, where he was also suspended pending adjudication of the case, police said.
One of the victims told police last week that Cottle abused him while he was living with the boy’s family in the Lansdowne area, and that he witnessed Cottle abusing one of friends as well, police said. Both boys were abused between May 1, 2012, and June 1, 2012, police said.
The investigation is ongoing and police believe there are other victims, the release said. Anyone with additional information may contact Baltimore County Police’s Crimes Against Children Unit at 410-853-3650, or call the police after hours at 410-307-2020.