March 17, 2006

Former church deacon gets 2 1⁄2 years for child sex abuse


Thursday, March 16, 2006

by Melissa A. Chadwick
Staff Writer

A Germantown man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing young girls he met through his role as a church deacon.

Gerald Hinson White, 63, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of child abuse in connection with incidents involving three victims.

Circuit Court Judge Paul H. Weinstein sentenced White Feb. 24 to the two and a half year term with credit for 257 days served, according to court records.

He was also sentenced to five year’s supervised probation upon his release from prison, court records state.

White served for more than seven years as a deacon at Central Baptist Church located at 7271 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood. He also worked as a professional freelance photographer for an Olney-based studio, according to Montgomery County police.

Posted by kshaw at March 17, 2006 07:09 AM