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A Maryland judge died from an 'apparent suicide' before he could be arrested over accusations of using a hidden camera on underage boys, officials say

Posted on AllSides September 11th, 2021
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A Maryland Circuit Judge killed himself before he could be arrested for sexual exploitation of a child, according to public record.

FBI agents attempted to arrest Judge Jonathan Newell at his home on Friday, according to a statement from the US Attorney's office for the District of Maryland.

"Upon entering the residence the agents found Newell suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," the statement said. "He was pronounced dead at 6:43 a.m. Maryland State Police will lead the investigation into the apparent suicide."

In July, Newell was accused of using a hidden...

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