Eden man sentenced on child sex offense charges

EDEN, Md. – An Eden man will spend several decades behind bars for sexually abusing a minor child.

75-year-old Clarence Powell was sentenced to 40 years in the Department of Corrections in a Wicomico County courtroom on Wednesday. Powell previously pled guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second degree sexual offense.

This sentence will run consecutive to a ten year sentence that Powell is currently serving to a 2014 conviction for sex abuse of a minor in Wicomico County.

Officials say Powell repeatedly sexually abused a child under the age of 10 over a two year period. This abuse took place before he was convicted of sexually abusing a different child under the age of 13 back in 2014.

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