A former pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.
Ex-Calvary Baptist Pastor Accused of Sex Abuse, Police Suspect Other Victims
A former pastor at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk has been arrested on several sexual assault charges for allegedly abusing a then-17-year-old student a decade ago, between January and August of 2007.
42-year-old Cameron Giovanelli has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor, perverted practice, and fourth-degree sexual offense.
According to the police,the abuse started with unsolicited kissing and progressed from there. Giovanelli allegedly abused the girl in school offices on church grounds and other locations.
Police began investigating Giovanelli in May of 2018 after the alleged victim reported the abuse. A warrant was served on Monday, August 5 and Giovanelli turned himself in to police the next day.
Giovanelli was a pastor at the Calvary Baptist Church and school on the 7300 block of Manchester Road from 2003 through 2014. Police have said that they believe other victims are out there and have encouraged any others to call the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit at 410-853-3650.
Giovanelli has been released on his own recognizance. He faces up to 36 years in prison.