WBALTV Frederick Martin Karp, 50, of Beachwood, Ohio, is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center. The state wanted no bail, saying Karp is a flight risk, but after his attorney explained Karp was not fleeing, the judge set bail at $500,000.
Karp's wife and brother-in-law traveled to Baltimore and sat in on his bail-review hearing. In court, Karp sat with his head down, at times rocking back and forth.Karp was brought back from New York, where he had fled after charges of sexual abuse of a minor, perverted practice, and second- and third-degree sex offense were brought against him in Maryland earlier this month.
Baltimore County police said they learned on New Year's Eve that a girl had been abused by Karp. According to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, the abuse occurred from July 2009 to early December 2014 when Karp visited the girl's family, with whom he was friends. The alleged abuse occurred from the time the girl was 7 until now. The prosecutor said in court Thursday that the 12-year-old's two sisters disclosed that they too had been inappropriately touched. [...]