As if the Baltimore, Maryland, Ravens have not faced enough adversity this year, the team is once more making headlines as its security head faces down criminal allegations. An article in the Baltimore Sun says the homicide-detective-turned-security-head has been accused of a misdemeanor fourth-degree sex offense by an unnamed female source.
Specifically, the allegations made against the head include groping of the woman's buttocks, attempts to kiss her neck and attempts to have her fondle his genital area, according to the Sun. The report also indicates that a witness saw part of the incident take place. If convicted, a fourth-degree sex offense could mean the security head will serve a maximum of one year of jail time, pay a $1,000 fine or he may be subject to both penalties.
As expected, the head of security has denied the allegations through his attorney who said the incident was, "totally fabricated, made up." He added that it "does a disservice" to people who have truly been the victim of sexual offenses and said people like his client are typically good targets for false claims. The security head is currently on administrative leave with the case scheduled for a hearing on Jan. 6 and an additional, unspecified court proceeding on Feb. 9. He has not yet been taken into custody.
This incident reveals the often horrifying impact criminal allegations can have, not only a person's life but on their career as well. Whether the allegations are true or false, the security head might be in for a struggle as he works to clear his name. With a good Maryland criminal defense attorney by his side, he has every chance of beating the charges against him.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Ravens head of security charged with sex offense" Justin Fenton, Dec. 31, 2014