Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Caretaker charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy

Silver Spring, Maryland - A 61-year-old man hired to care for an 11-year-old boy with autism has been charged with sexually abusing him, the DC Examiner reports. According to the report, Abdul Mohamed Kudsy

was hired by the 11-year-old’s family through Children Achieving Maximum Potential, a Rockville business that provides help to autistic children, police said. Kudsy cared for the boy during various social situations, police said. On Dec. 29, police started investigating allegations that Kudsy had abused the 11-year-old. Detectives learned Kudsy had inappropriate contact with the boy, including one occasion when he took photographs of the 11-year-old while the boy was partially clothed, police said.
Kudsy has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sexual abuse, and is being held in jail on $500,000 bail.