Former Salisbury daycare employee sentenced to 126 years on child sex offense charges

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Wicomico County judge has sentenced a former Salisbury child care employee to more than 100 years behind bars on sex abuse of a minor and child pornography charges.

Earlier this year, 19-year-old Roseberline Turenne was convicted of eight counts of sex abuse of a minor, eight counts of manufacturing child pornography, and eight counts of possession of child pornography.

Turenne was employed as an aid and/or assistant at Stepping Stones Daycare, located at 721 S. Schumaker Drive when the offenses took place, between December 2020 and June 2021. In June 2021, images of eight minors under the age of three with their private parts exposed were found on Turenne’s phone. It was determined that Turenne took the pictures while she was responsible for the supervision of those minors at the daycare.

The Honorable Matthew A. Maciarello, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Turenne on Thursday to a total of 280 years, with 126 years of active incarceration. Following her incarceration, Turenne will be placed on five years of probation under specialized sexual offender supervision as well as lifetime supervision, and she will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

“The Defendant violated and exploited some of the most vulnerable victims in our community. Her unimaginable acts stole the innocence of very young children, breached the trust of their parents, ignored the love provided by other staff, and shocked our collective conscience. Sadly, this sentence does not restore their innocence or trust, but guarantees she will never do it again,” said Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Diane Karsnitz.

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