Arrest Warrant Issued For Randallstown Man After Child Molestation Allegations: Police
RANDALLSTOWN, MD — Police said they issued an arrest warrant for a Randallstown man accused of sexually abusing at least three children at the day care facility in Owings Mills where he worked.
James Weems Jr., 57, faces multiple charges after Baltimore County detectives began investigating the allegations earlier this month upon being notified of the abuse, police said.
Weems’s wife is charged with assault after she reportedly shot him in Washington, D.C., on Thursday after learning of the allegations.
Shanteari Weems, 50, of Randallstown, was charged with aggravated assault while armed with a gun and assault with a dangerous weapon, according to court records. She was supposed to appear in court in D.C. on Monday but the hearing was postponed until Friday, WTTG reported.
James Weems Jr. remains hospitalized in police custody in Washington D.C., pending extradition, police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Baltimore County Police Department is working with the Metropolitan Police Department, Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Human Services, Child Protective Services, in the investigation.
Families can call Baltimore County detectives at 410-307-2020 if they have more information. The Baltimore County Police Department recommends consulting the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault website for guidance about discussing potential abuse.