By DAN DEARTH
5:12 PM EST, January 10, 2013
A Hagerstown man charged with sexually abusing a girl numerous times from 2007 to 2009 had his bond set at $350,000 on Thursday during a hearing at Washington County District Court.
Patrick Allen Maietta, 48, of 14302 Pennsylvania Ave., has been charged with sex abuse of a minor, second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense, sex abuse of a minor as a continuing course of conduct and perverted practice, according to the statement of charges obtained Thursday from District Court.
If convicted on all counts, Maietta faces a maximum 115 years in prison and $1,000 in fines.
During a Thursday bond review hearing, visiting Judge Janice R. Ambrose kept Maietta’s bond at $350,000.
“You can hardly get more serious than these offenses,” Ambrose said in declining the defense’s request to lower Maietta’s bond.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office wrote in the application for the statement of charges that Maietta had sex with the girl, showered with her and took naked pictures of her on a number of occasions while the two were acquaintances in Washington County and West Virginia. The girl was between 11 and 14 years old at the time the alleged assaults occurred.
“(The girl) stated that Patrick had threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the showers and having sex,” the statement of charges said. “She also claimed that he bought her things as long as she did not tell anyone about the sex offenses. (The girl) recalled a time when Patrick spent $200 buying Bratz dolls for her.”
Deputies allege the girl also told them that Maietta took explicit photographs of her and saved them on his computer. The girl estimated there were more than 250 photographs on the computers, according to court documents.
Police found out about the situation when the girl’s father contacted them, saying she confessed on May 11 that the alleged abuse occurred.
“On the same day, (the girl) called Patrick to inform him that she had disclosed ‘their secret,’” according to the statement of charges.
Police said the conversation between the girl and Maietta was recorded.
Court documents show that Maietta was heard saying in a portion of that recording, “You just ruined my life.”
Staff writer Don Aines contributed to this report.
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