According to Knoxnews.com, a Maryland man facing a sex crime charge recently committed suicide in a hospital parking lot in Tennessee. Police in Knoxville, TN report that they arrived at the University of Tennessee Medical Center on Alcoa Highway and discovered the man’s body in his vehicle with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 53-year-old man, a resident of Walkersville, MD, had been indicted on a sex-abuse charge in Frederick County, but had not yet served with the indictment. Investigators with the Maryland State Police did not provide any further details.
Knoxville authorities are unsure why the 53-year-old came to Tennessee to commit suicide as he had no known ties to East Tennessee.
Any person who faces charges for a sex crime in Maryland may face serious criminal penalties. The penalties for a sex crime conviction can include incarceration, fines, and registry as a Maryland sex offender for a person’s entire life. In addition, a conviction for a sex crime can cause irreparable damage to one’s personal and professional life. Facing such charges on one’s own can be a daunting and overwhelming experience without the help of a knowledgeable attorney.
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