A former child abuse detective from Anne Arundel County was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week, for committing the same sex abuse crimes he used to investigate as a detective.
Juan Trinidad Torres, age 64, sexually abused two minors over the course of 10 years.
Torres pleaded guilty this summer to two counts of second-degree sex offense , two counts of sexually abusing a minor, and one count of continuing the course of abuse with a child. The case was filed by Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The Judge, Mark Crooks, originally sentenced Juan Trinidad Torres to 110 years, but changed the term to 50 years in prison. If Torres violates the terms of his probation when he released from prison, he’ll have up to 60 more years of prison time coming to him. Judge Crooks added on additional five years of supervised probation for Torres. He is also now mandated to register as a Tier III sex offender, which will apply to him for the rest of his life.
State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess released a statement publicly declaring evil and wrong doing accusing Torres of committing sex crimes against the most vulnerable and innocent.