April 13, 2024
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Shropshire Guilty

Annapolis Alderman Guilty Of Fondling Midshipman

Sam Shropshire
Sam Shropshire

The Capital is reporting that outgoing Alderman Sam Shropshire was found guilty of second degree assault and a fourth degree sexual offense. The verdict comes after a one day trial in fron tof Circuit Court Paul F. Harris, Jr.

Shropshire was charged with groping a male midshipman in May 2009 after a night of drinking.  The Alderman testified that he was reacting to perceived flirtations.

Shropshire’s term as alderman comes to a close on Monday. He mounted an unsuccessful campaign for the Mayor’s office and lost in the primary.

Sentencing is scheduled for February.

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