Investigation launched into alleged child sexual abuse at Fort Meade center

From Joe Johns and Barbara Starr


WASHINGTON (CNN) — The FBI has launched an investigation into an alleged incident of child sexual abuse at a facility that provides services to children of civilian and military personnel who work at the Army’s Fort Meade in Maryland.

At present, there is one known allegation concerning the Youth Center, according to Chad Jones, spokesman for the installation that lies between Washington and Baltimore.

But officials are sending hundreds of letters to families whose children might have come in contact with an unidentified civilian man who worked at the center from 2005 until his resignation in 2012. They are publicizing the case to see whether others may come forward, Jones said Friday.

The man’s position was not immediately known, but Jones said “he worked with kids.”

A town hall meeting for families is scheduled for Thursday.

Mary Doyle, also with public affairs at…

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