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Former Ferndale fire company volunteer charged with sex abuse

A Baltimore man who once volunteered for a fire company in Anne Arundel County was arrested Wednesday on multiple sex abuse charges, county police said.

Preston Lamont Scott II, 31, is accused of abusing two children he knew. Police did not release the children’s ages, gender or relationship to Scott to protect their identity. The investigation began in August. Charges against Scott include second-degree child abuse, sex abuse of a minor, and a child pornography charge.

Scott organized monthly dances for teenagers as fundraisers for the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company, police said. Police department spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith said detectives have no evidence indicating that he abused children at the dances, but ask anyone who might have been a victim to call police.

Fire company president Joseph Wojtowycz said Scott volunteered there from November 2006 through May 2013.

Scott was an administrative member at the station, meaning he did not ride fire engines, he said.

Members of the fire company learned of the charges Friday morning, Wojtowycz added.

Scott, of the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, is being held on $22 million bail at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

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