EDGEWATER, Md. (WUSA) -- Two men told police that they were sexually abused as children from 2000 until 2008 by a man who lives in Edgewater, Md. Anne Arundel County Police say 66-year-old John Charles Villers-Farrow was arrested and charged with:
- Second degree sex offense
- Third degree sex offense
- Perverted practice (two counts)
- Second degree child abuse (two counts)
- Sex abuse of a minor (two counts)
- and second degree assault (two counts)
A People magazine article from 1992 indicates Villers-Farrow is actress Mia Farrow's brother (http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20108549,00.html). Police say Villers-Farrow is being held in jail on $800,000 bond.
According to police, they first received information about Villers-Farrow possibly abusing children in Edgewater area. That information prompted two men to come forward and claim to police that they were sexually abused between the ages of eight and their early teens. The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's office received the information and decided to file charges against Villers-Farrow.
Police are asking anyone who may have been a victim or who has more information to contact Detective Josh Williams of the Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-3484.