Salisbury man sentenced to 40 years for sexually abusing minors

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man previously convicted of sexually abusing minors learned his fate in court last week.

37-year-old Joseph Townsend was sentenced to 40 years behind bars after being convicted of two counts of sex abuse of a minor by household or family member and three counts of third degree sex offense, back in December. The judge also found that Townsend is a sexually violent predator and is a Tier III lifetime sex offender registrant.

Officials say that between December of 2015 and May of 2019, Townsend sexually assaulted two victims, both under the age of 16, at a Salisbury residence.

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