Md. man charged with ‘horrific’ sex crimes involving girls under 5

WASHINGTON — A Maryland man is facing multiple sex abuse charges in a case prosecutors are calling “horrific.” Court documents outline the man’s abuse of girls younger than 5 years old, including a relative.

By day, 31-year-old Kyle Stephen Thompson was a commercial HVAC technician out of Sterling, Virginia.

Investigators say Kyle Thompson sexually abused at least three children and believe there is the possibility there could be more victims. (Courtesy Montgomery County Police)

But for years in a wooded area near his apartment in Burtonsville, Maryland, court documents outline Thompson’s alleged rampant sexual abuse of three young girls dating back to October 2015.

Thompson showed videos he’d recorded of the abuse to another person who then reported it to Montgomery County police, the documents said. One of the videos shows Thompson raping a 4-year-old relative “who was crying and yelled, ‘I want my mommy,'” the documents said.

Police served a search warrant at the home March 17 to find computers and storage devices that contained photos and videos of child pornography. Police also found 15 registered weapons, the documents said. Evidence shows Thompson bound the girls and held them at gunpoint, documents said.

The mother of two of the young victims told investigators she had been trying to get away from Thompson for years, and that he who would threaten to kill her and her children, documents said. Thompson had a history of abusing minors related to the women he was dating, according to the court documents.

“Due to the violence demonstrated by Thompson and him having access to 15 firearms, the writer would like to request bond be denied to him,” the investigator said in the documents.

Investigators found Thompson was under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department following a sexual abuse report in October 2015 involving one of the victims in this case.

Thompson faces three counts of sex abuse of a minor, two counts of first-degree sex offense and two counts of third degree sex offense. He’s being held without bond. He will go to trial later this month.

Federal charges will likely be filed on Thompson related to the child pornography found in his possession.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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