Anthony Dennis Williams II, 27, of Severn, worked at the Fort Meade Youth Center where he was a Child Youth and School-aged Services (CYSS) employee. He is charged with sexually abusing a minor.
BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former employee at the Fort Meade Youth Center appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing a minor.
Anthony Dennis Williams II, 27, of Severn, worked at the Fort Meade Youth Center where he was a Child Youth and School-aged Services (CYSS) employee. Williams also taught a program at CYS called Passport to Manhood (P2M) which was a life course for juvenile males attending CYS, according to an affidavit.
Officials say that in 2010 and 2011 while he was working at CYS, Williams had sexually explicit conversations with the victims on social media and through text messages. They say he sent sexually explicit photos and videos to the minors.
The charges were announced Tuesday by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
"Parents must to be relentless about reading children's text messages and checking their social media accounts," said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. "Keep your children's passwords, read all of their incoming and outgoing messages, and take immediate action if they send or receive inappropriate messages."
The investigation is continuing.
Williams faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor.