Regional Recap, December 7, 2011

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Teen Charged In School Sex Assault.  A 14-year-old high school student was charged Tuesday in connection with an alleged sexual assault in a school bathroom.A female student at Arundel High School reported being sexually assaulted on Nov. 28 by a male student during school hours.Investigators said the victim knew her attacker, who hasn’t been identified.He was charged with attempted second-degree rape, second-degree sex assault and second-degree sex offense.He’s now in the custody of a relative. (Note: Eye On Annapolis reported on this incident here and here.)

Jury Finds Schurick Guilty In Robocall Case. A jury has found a former aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich guilty of conspiring to suppress the black vote by using robocalls during last year’s gubernatorial election.The jury found Paul Schurick guilty Tuesday on four fraud-related charges that include conspiring to fraudulently influence voters’ decisions and failing to have an authority line in the call that identified the campaign behind it.

2nd Climbing Instructor Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse. A former Howard County rock climbing assistant instructor pleaded guilty Tuesday to having sex with an underage girl, but he won’t serve any jail time.Daniel Montague, 20, was charged with engaging in sexual acts with an underage student at Columbia’s Earth Treks climbing school. He pleaded guilty to one count of committing an unnatural or perverted practice.The victim told police that Montague was aware of her age when the two became involved in a consensual relationship in April.

MD Slots Revenue Down Slightly In November. Slots revenue for the month of November was down a bit compared to October.The state’s two slots parlors drew a combined $12.2 million in November. In October, that total was $12.9 million, according to state revenue statistics.The Hollywood Casino in Perryville continues to be the bigger draw with $9.1 million in receipts. In its first full year of operation, revenue has jumped nearly 20 percent, statistics show.

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