A Maryland judge reportedly killed himself as FBI agents arrived at his home to arrest him for sexually abusing children.
Caroline County Circuit Judge Jonathan Newell, 50, was placed on administrative leave in July for allegedly installing a hidden camera at his hunting cabin to secretly take photos of young boys.
The Baltimore Sun reports that a boy that Newell took on a hunting trip on Hoopers Island found the hidden camera in the bathroom on July 23, and his parents reported it to police. When investigators confronted him about it, the judge chewed up and swallowed the memory card, according to the criminal complaint.
“A neighbor of Newell posted pictures on Facebook saying the FBI was outside his Henderson, Md. home asking him to come out over a loudspeaker. The neighbor, Kimberly Keith, said that she heard flash bangs and what she believed to be gunshots, and later an ambulance,” the Sun report states.
Parents of two