On Friday, FBI agents discovered Jonathan Newell, aged 50, “suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.” Newell was then pronounced dead at 6:43 a.m., according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The Caroline County Circuit Judge had been implicated in covertly videotaping kids while they used a restroom inside his fishing cabin.
Criminal documents unsealed recently pointed out that when police asked Newell questions at his log cabin in July, he purportedly ate a flash memory card he took out of an electronic camera he made use of in the alleged video recordings.
A health care record mentioned in the complaint takes note that at a neighboring medical center the following day, CT scans affirmed Newell did indeed swallow the memory card.
A past public defender, Newell worked as Caroline County’s leading prosecutor for over ten years, in which he ” concentrated on felony drug, sex offense and child abuse cases, plus a number of murder cases.”
Newell came to be a judge in 2016 and occasionally hosted underage visitors at his log cabin.
Authorities talked with 9 teenagers that had gone to the log cabin or the judge’s house, or both.
The day prior to him being discovered dead, Newell was charged with one count of sex-related exploitation of a kid.
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