California Man Guilty of Sexually Abusing Family Member

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Dennis Michael Delisle, 47, of Oxnard, California, was found guilty of three counts of Third Degree Sex Offense, as well as Sex Abuse of a Minor, Incest, and Fourth Degree Sex Offense by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury.

"Dennis Delisle inflicted unimaginable trauma on this young victim when he repeatedly chose to abuse her trust and molest her," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I am grateful to both Anne Arundel County and Oxnard County police departments for their diligent collaboration on this case. Together we showed that no man is beyond the reach of justice."

On June 24, 2016, Anne Arundel County Police received a report that Dennis Delisle, then residing in Oxnard County, California, sexually abused a family member when she was between the ages of 12 to 17. This occurred across multiple jurisdictions. Between 2009 and 2011, Delisle sexually abused the victim at their family home in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Delisle faces up to 66 years in prison as a result of these convictions. Sentencing is scheduled for October 4, 2017.

Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Pamela Alban prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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Hanover Man Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minor

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Eris Murray, 56, of Hanover, was found guilty of Sex Abuse of a Minor, Second Degree Sex Offense, and Sodomy by an Anne Arundel County jury.

On August 7, 2016, authorities received a report of sexual abuse that occurred years prior. The victim had since moved out of state.

"It is not uncommon for child victims of sexual abuse to report the crime years after the abuse occurred," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I applaud this young man's bravery for stepping forward, pursuing justice on his own behalf, and preventing Eris Murray from harming others."

On November 2, 2016, Anne Arundel County Police met with the victim, who disclosed that Eris Murray, the victim's soccer coach and family friend, sexually abused him when he was between the ages of 8 to 12 years old. The abuse occurred in Murray's home.

Murray faces up to 45 years in prison as a result of these convictions. Sentencing is scheduled for October 11, 2017.

"I encourage any victim of sexual abuse, no matter when or where the abuse occurred, to contact my office or the local police," continued Adams.

Judge Cathleen M. Vitale presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Reva Chopra prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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Calvert Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Calvert County, pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder for the 2016 killing of a young woman whose body was found in a wooded area behind 2006 Industrial Drive in Annapolis on May 31, 2016 and to Second Degree Murder for the 2012 killing of a young woman whose body was found in the wooded area behind BJ's Wholesale club in Pasadena on August 26, 2012.

"Mr. Scheibe preyed on innocent and vulnerable young women. His utter disregard for human life is reprehensible." said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams." I am grateful to the Anne Arundel County Police Department for conducting an extensive and thorough investigation that produced the evidence we needed to bring Mr. Scheibe to justice for these senseless and vicious murders."

On May 31st, 2016 police responded to the area of 2006 Industrial Drive in Annapolis for a report of a body found in the wooded area behind the business complex. The Chief Medical Examiner determined the victim had suffered 27 stabbing and cutting injuries. Utilizing forensic entomologist, it was determined that the body had been decomposing for several days before May 31st.

Police located a vehicle that had blood/DNA inside of it parked in the lot of the complex. That vehicle had been reported stolen from a Calvert County body shop on the 26th of May. The blood/DNA located inside of the vehicle was later determined to be that of the victim (Ms. Holly Smith and the defendant Mr. Christopher Scheibe. Video surveillance footage, from May 27, from several locations also put Scheibe in the area where Ms. Smith's body was found. The video footage showed Scheibe both in the vehicle and on foot as he walked from the complex leaving the vehicle and the victim behind.

Scheibe was arrested and admitted to the murder of the female victim.

On August 26, 2012 police responded to the area behind 8145 Ritchie Hwy. in Pasadena, where they located the mostly skeletal remains of a female victim. Those remains were sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and examined by an Assistant Medical Examiner and forensic anthropologist. It was determined that the victim had suffered from multiple stabbing and cutting injuries and died as a result of those injuries. DNA was collected and helped police to identify the victim, Ms. Jessica Lee.

Police conducted a thorough investigation and learned that the victim had last been seen in the company of Schiebe on May 8, 2012 and had not been seen since then.

Scheibe also had an angel tattooed on his side that included the name of the victim and the date 5-9-12.

Scheibe was interviewed in 2016 admitted to his involvement in both murders.

Scheibe faces up to life in prison as a result of conviction for murdering Ms. Smith and up to 30 years in prison as a result of his conviction for murdering Ms. Lee. Sentencing is scheduled for October 12, 2017.

Judge Paul Harris presided over both of these cases. Deputy State's Attorney Jonathon Church and Assistant State's Attorney Amanda Matey prosecuted these cases on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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State's Attorney Wes Adams Announces Changes Within Office

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that after 35 years of service to this office, Assistant State's Attorney and Chief of Juvenile Michael Bergeson will be retiring August 1st.

"Mike leaves big shoes to fill - his knowledge, experience, leadership and calm, steady demeanor will be missed," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams.

Anastasia Prigge will become the new Chief of Juvenile. Prigge has been with the office 20 years this fall. An honors graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law, she began her career in the Harford County State's Attorney's Office before joining the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office. Prigge has worked in every unit within this office, and was awarded the Governor's Award for Victim Services, as well as a Domestic Violence award from the YWCA.

In his continued commitment to fight domestic violence, State's Attorney Wes Adams also announced the lateral hire of Rebecca Cordero to join his office's Sexual Assault/Child Abuse unit. Cordero was the Domestic Violence division chief in the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office. Most recently, Cordero prosecuted Eulalio Tordil for the murder of his estranged wife - securing a first degree murder conviction. She brings a tremendous amount of trial experience to this office and will be an asset to the entire team.

Finally, Tai Lowry joined the office as an Assistant State's Attorney in Anne Arundel County District Court on July, 27. Lowry is an experienced Assistant State's Attorney from Baltimore City, where she was a member of the Evidence Review Unit. She completed her law degree at Stetson University. During her time in law school, she competed on Stetson University's nationally ranked mock trial team.

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