Elk­ton man gets 4 years in mo­lesta­tion case



— An Elk­ton man ac­cused of hav­ing an in­ap­pro­pri­ate re­la­tion­ship with a girl when he was 19 and she was 12 re­ceived a fouryear pri­son term on Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Ce­cil County Cir­cuit Court Judge V. Michael Whe­lan im­posed an eightyear sen­tence on the de­fen­dant, Dustin Charles Black­iston, now 20, and sus­pended half of it, court re-

ELK­TON Low-cost ra­bies clin­ics set for May


cords show.

Black­iston, who had pleaded guilty to sec­ond-de­gree sex of­fense on Feb. 19 as part of a plea deal, will serve his four-year term in a Mary­land Depart­ment of Corrections pri­son. Black­iston re­ceived credit for the time that he had spent in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter as a pre-trial in­mate since his Jan. 24, 2015 ar­rest.

Whe­lan or­dered Black­iston to serve five years of su­per­vised pro­ba­tion af­ter his pri­son re­lease.

— The Ce­cil County Health Depart­ment is of­fer­ing low-cost ra­bies vac­cines to help pet own­ers stem the spread of fa­tal con­ta­gious dis­ease.

On May 7, the vac­cine will be ad­min­is­tered from 9 to 10 a.m. for cats only at Water Witch Fire Com­pany on Ja­cob Tome Highway near Port De­posit. From 10 a.m.

The judge also or­dered Black­iston to reg­is­ter as a con­victed sex of­fender for the rest of his life, which will al­low po­lice to mon­i­tor him and res­i­dents to keep tabs on him. In ad­di­tion, Whe­lan barred Black­iston from hav­ing any con­tact with the vic­tim and chil­dren un­der 16 years old.

Mary­land State Po­lice de­tec­tives launched their in­ves­ti­ga­tion in Jan­uary 2015 af­ter rel­a­tives had ex­pressed con­cern about the girl, po­lice said. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing some in­for­ma­tion, in­ves­ti­ga­tors found the girl and Black­iston at a North East-area res­i­dence, as well as two wit-

un­til noon, dogs, cats and fer­rets will be wel­comed. Own­ers must bring $7 in ex­act change. Dogs must be on a leash or in a car­rier. Cats and fer­rets must be brought to the clinic is a car­rier.

A sec­ond clinic is set for May 14 with the same time sched­uled at the Ce­cil County Health Depart­ment on Bow Street in Elk­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the En­vi­ron­men­tal Health Ser­vices divi­sion at 410-9965160. nesses, po­lice added.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors in­ter­viewed Black­iston and the girl at the MSP North East bar­rack and, based on in­for­ma­tion that they sup­plied about their rela- tion­ship, de­tec­tives filed nine charges against Black­iston, ac­cord­ing to court records.


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