Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexually Assaulting Minor

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Demetrius Troy Wallace, 43, of Brooklyn, was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michael Wachs to 30 years in prison, 5 years of supervised probation upon release, and lifetime registration as a sex offender for sexually assaulting a minor.

"Although he refuses to accept responsibility for his horrific actions, Demetrius Wallace earned this sentence when he repeatedly chose to abuse a young girl," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "The victim has undergone unimaginable trauma, and yet she found the strength and courage to confront her abuser and prevent him from victimizing others."

On November 17, 2015, the Annapolis Criminal Investigations Section received a case from the Child Advocacy Center in reference to a 15 year old female who had been sexually assaulted by Wallace between November 2014 and August 2015.

On July 26, 2017, Wallace was found guilty after a four day trial of three counts of Second Degree Rape, two counts of Second Degree Sex Offense, and one count of Sex Offense of a Minor.

Judge Michael Wachs presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Prigge prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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High School Band Volunteer Sentenced to 18 Months for Sex Offense

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Wilbur Jesse Hildebrand, Jr., 57, was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch to 18 months in jail for three counts of Fourth Degree Sex Offense.

"Wilbur Hildebrand leveraged his position of authority to take advantage of a minor," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "His ongoing pattern of predatory behavior was a threat to our community. I'm grateful to Judge Jaklitsch for showing that such actions will not be taken lightly."

In October 2016, it was revealed that a former Severna Park High School student and Wilbur Hildebrand were engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship. At the time, Hildebrand was the volunteer director of Severna Park High School's jazz band, and frequently provided transportation to the victim. He began requesting sexual favors from her while in his car, his home, and her home. This exploitation began when the victim was 16 years old.

Hildebrand pleaded guilty to three counts of Fourth Degree Sex Offense on July 6, 2017. He was sentenced to 6 months per count, for a total of 18 months in jail.

Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Jason Miller prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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Crofton Man Guilty of Fleeing Crash Resulting in Death of United States Marine

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Martin Martinez-Ballinas, 29, of Crofton, pleaded guilty to Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.

"Lance Corporal James Walden was prepared to sacrifice his life in service to our country," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "Instead, because he could not follow the simple rules of traffic, Mr. Martinez-Ballinas robbed LCpl Walden of the opportunity to continue defending our rights and freedoms. Although no sentence could quell the loss of such a honorable young man and Marine, I am grateful to Judge Kiessling for ensuring Mr. Martinez-Ballinas is forced to reckon with the consequences of his reckless decision."

On February 24, 2017 at approximately 3:36 pm, Anne Arundel Police Department responded to the area of Patuxent Road and Conway Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision.

Upon investigation, police learned that Martin Martinez-Ballinas was traveling southbound on Patuxent Road at approximately 30 mph above the posted speed limit of 35 mph. Due to excessive speed, Martinez-Ballinas lost control of his vehicle in a curved section of the roadway, crossed the centerline, and struck an oncoming motorcyclist.

The victim, identified by his military ID as Lance Corporal James Ray Walden III, 21, was ejected from his motorcycle and landed in the woods approximately 36 ft from the shoulder of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Anne Arundel County Paramedics. LCpl Walden was stationed at Fort George G. Meade at the time.
Immediately following the collision, Martinez-Ballinas fled the scene of the crash on foot without attempting to render any aid to the victim. At approximately 4:34 pm, he was located by police helicopter and police canine about a half a mile away, hiding outside between large stacks of concrete pallets.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura S. Kiesslingsentenced Martinez-Ballinas to 6 years in prison and 5 years of supervised probation upon release.

Judge Laura S. Kiessling presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Michael McGraw prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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