FREDERICK, MD – This afternoon in Frederick County Circuit Court, a bond review was held for Jessica Margaret Irving, age 33, of Hagerstown, Maryland. Irving was indicted by the Frederick Grand Jury March 19, 2021 on three counts of Sex Abuse of a Minor and three counts of Sex Offense-Juvenile Detainee. The State requested that the defendant be held without bond due to the nature of the charges involving a child while Irving was in a position of authority. Judge Richard Sandy ordered a $5,000 secured bond, pretrial supervision, and no contact with the victim or minor-aged children.
On April 16, 2020, the Maryland State Police was contacted by the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) regarding a sexual abuse complaint between a prior Victor Cullen Center youth and current Victor Cullen staff member. It was reported that a 17-year-old youth had been released from the Victor Cullen Center on March 23, 2020. Once he was released, the staff member contacted him via social media. The youth was interviewed and told investigators that the staff member picked him up from his home on two occasions and drove together to a location where they engaged in sexual intercourse. He also advised that while he was at the Victor Cullen Center, the staff member had sexual contact with him approximately six or seven different occasions. The victim also stated that he and the staff member would frequently kiss while he was in the treatment program at Victor Cullen Center. All charges specifically relate to Irving’s relationship with the teen during his time as a resident of Victor Cullen.
The Victor Cullen Center is a Department of Juvenile Services hardware secure treatment facility for male youths located in Sabillasville, Maryland.