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Babysitter Charged with Sexually Abusing, Assaulting Child

An Annapolis man hired by parents to babysit their child has been charged with sexually abusing and assaulting the child in his care.

Police charge that Andrew Dickinson Grabau, 22, of 2976 Poplar Trail in Annapolis, sexually abused a child in his care several times in 2013. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department
Police charge that Andrew Dickinson Grabau, 22, of 2976 Poplar Trail in Annapolis, sexually abused a child in his care several times in 2013. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department

An Annapolis man hired to babysit a child has been charged with sexually abusing the child in the family’s home.

Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division received a report of possible child sex abuse on March 20. The incidents took place over seven months in 2013.

Police charge that Andrew Dickinson Grabau, 22, of 2900 blocks of Poplar Trail in Annapolis, had sexually abused the child over several months while acting as a babysitter hired by the victim’s parents. Family members said they left their child in the care of Grabau on numerous occasions between April 2013 and October 2013.

On March 27, Grabau was arrested on a warrant. He was charged with sex abuse of a minor, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, and second-degree assault. He was released on $25,000 bail.

Police say anyone with information or concerns about Grabau should contact Detective Joshua Williams at 410-222-3484.

ladypoet March 29, 2014 at 03:55 PM
People really need to pay attention to what children say also. You can't trust people in this world in which we live. Stay home with your kids more or take them with you and make a family outing of this. There should be no bond.
Paul Burkhardt March 29, 2014 at 04:20 PM
I couldn't agree more with both of you.
Steven Spiegel March 29, 2014 at 06:36 PM
Ladypoet You are 100% right . My kids were never left alone with anyone. And what were these parents thinking a guy his age should have been out living life . I would not let some young man watch my kids . How many young men that are not weird watch kids? Like you said you should watch your own kids . That's the problem with some of todays young parents they want to lay up and make them but they want everyone else to raise them. When you pawn your kids off on creeps like this guy what the hell do you expect ?
Brian March 31, 2014 at 08:39 AM
This perverted POS most likely received leniency with bail due to his political ties. Apparently, he had worked for Bob Ehrlich in his gubernatorial campaign. I only bring this connection up because I am absolutely frustrated with the two tier system we have allowed for so long. Politicians are treated as royalty rather than humble servants to the people. I may be wrong but the connection is still there and the gentleman that commented regarding the low bail amount is correct. I am a liberty minded person that sees things for what they are and have no party affiliation other than to the people! By no means am I associating Bob Ehrlich with this animal but I am merely bringing to light the possibility of why his bail was lower than should be expected.
Steven Spiegel March 31, 2014 at 09:01 PM
Brian Thank you for bring to light the reason why this goof balls bail was so low . I have worked all my life and have never collected welfare or Un Employment. I have been a Bricklayer my whole life and when I got laid off or tied of the BS at a company I could pack my tools up make a phone call and be working the next day my reputation was that good as a Mason . What I am getting at is why don't that pull weight for a normal for the most part law abiding citizen ? Don't get me wrong when I was young I used to get into fights and things like that but I was always the one trying to walk away and then had no choice but defend myself then when you hurt them they run to the police when they get the DR Bill . But I believe for some of us that is normal growing up and for some of us its not . That's all I ever had no convictions though . I have been with the same woman anyway that I wound up with the $50.000 bail and I have never hit her but just because my looser brother in law was staying with us and I started on him when I was going to work telling him to get up and get a job or get out . He said we will see about that and when I got home he called the Police and said I hit my wife they locked me up as she cried to them explaining I didn't do it . If this scum bag hurts one child when he is out on bail I believe the judge should also be charged with a crime for being a idiot . I believe ones should not be allowed bail when harming a child or if they are any kind of danger to society I don't care if your the presidents son !!!! I can only imagine what some of the Politian's kids got away with because they wanted to keep it on the down low!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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