Wicomico County

Thomas Griffin Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

On November 1, 2021, Thomas Griffin, 75, was convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Rape in the Second Degree. On February 18, 2022, the Honorable James S. Sarbanes, Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Thomas Griffin to thirty-five (35) years in the Department of Corrections.

He will also be required to register as a sexual offender for the remainder of his life and will be subject to lifetime sex offender supervision by the Sexual Offender Management Team.

The offenses occurred between June 1, 2017, and May 24, 2020. The minor victim was under the age of eleven (11) years old at the time of the offenses.

SA Dykes commended the work of the Child Advocacy Center and specifically thanked Sergeant T. Funk, and the Child Protective Services worker who conducted the investigation jointly.

SA Dykes also commended Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Diane Karsnitz for her commitment to handling these challenging cases.

SA Dykes said, “While nothing can fully restore Griffin’s victim, we are hopeful that his conviction and Judge Sarbanes’s sentence are a measure of justice and will serve as a deterrent to others. His conviction and sentence will certainly keep other children safe.”

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