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Former Baltimore County Hospital Employee Faces Several Sex Offense Charges

Baltimore County Police said a former MedStar Franklin Square hospital employee has been charged with a number of sex offenses, after a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Baltimore County Police arrested Donald Joseph Benson Jr. (pictured), 40, of Nottingham, on Thursday, February 6, and charged him with a number of sex offenses, including the sexual abuse of a minor.  Benson became the subject of an investigation after police received a tip that he may be involved in the viewing of child pornography.

Officials said as a result of the investigation, police uncovered explicit images of a minor who was determined to be a patient at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center at the time of the assault, where Benson was an employee.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center released a statement Monday afternoon: “The safety and care of our patients is paramount. We were appalled to learn that one of our associates is alleged to have abused a patient in our care. As soon as we heard, we terminated the associate’s employment and have offered our full cooperation to law enforcement.”

Police are asking anyone who may have additional information on this case or any other incidents that Benson may have been involved in to contact the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit at 410-853-3650.

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