Anne Arundel Police Charge Local Karate Teacher with Child Sex Abuse
According to a statement issued by the police department, the CID Child Abuse Unit received information in July 2023 regarding an alleged sexual child abuse involving repeated incidents of sexual abuse spanning a period of several months involving a karate instructor and a child. The alleged offenses occurred in and near a storage shed converted into a dojo on the suspect's property in Hanover, where he conducted private karate lessons, the statement said.
"The investigation led to the execution of a search and seizure warrant at the suspect’s residence. The suspect was charged with 28 criminal charges, including Sex Offense of a Minor, Rape 2nd Degree, Sex Offense 3rd and 4th Degree, Second Degree Assault, Perverted Practice, and Private Place Prurient Intent," the department wrote. "Although an arrest has been made, detectives are continuing their investigation. Currently, there is nothing to suggest the existence of additional victims; however, anyone with any information is asked to call detectives at 410-222-4733 or the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700."
The suspect was identified as Harry Craig Conaway, 71, of Hanover.
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