Staffer of center serving vulnerable adult charged with sex abuse

Gregory Chambers charged with sex abuse of vulnerable adult

Gregory Chambers charged with sex abuse of vulnerable adult

MILLERSVILLE, MD. —  According to Anne Arundel County Police, on Monday, July 14, 2014, at approximately 12:55 p.m., officers from Western District responded to Opportunity Builders located at 8855 Veterans Highway in Millersville for a report of vulnerable adult abuse. A 21-year-old male victim diagnosed with autism disclosed that he was sexually abused by a staff member sometime between May 15, 2014 and June 15, 2014. Detectives from the Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit responded and interviewed the victim regarding the allegations. The victim informed detectives that a staff member sexually touched him while was using a bathroom at Opportunity Builders.

During the course of the investigation, the staff member in question arrived at work. Through interviews, it was learned that he sexually touched the victim. The suspect, who is a supervisor and work coach at the facility, was arrested and transported to Western District Police Station. The staff member, identified as Gregory Chambers, was charged with Vulnerable Adult Abuse, a Third Degree Sex Offense, a Fourth Degree Sex Offense and Second Degree Assault.

Opportunity Builders cooperated and assisted the detectives throughout their investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case or others is encouraged to contact Detective Joshua Williams at 410-222-3484.

Suspect: Gregory Phillip Chambers, 50, of 1216 Kenwood Road, Glen Burnie, Md.

About Opportunity Builders

In 1962 in response to a need for occupational services for adults with developmental disabilities, a group of parents, educators and advocates came together to establish the Sheltered Workshop of Anne Arundel County (SWAAC). It began in an old firehouse on Truck House Road in Severna Park, MD. As the demand for services increased, SWAAC re-located to a warehouse facility on Langley Road in Glen Burnie.  In 1990, with the development of a community employment placement program, SWAAC was renamed to Opportunity Builders, Inc. (OBI). Due to space limitations, in 1991, the program moved to a 16,000-square-foot warehouse in Hanover, MD where OBI expanded to 30,000 square feet before moving to our newly, constructed 41,000-square-foot Millersville home in 2009.

  • During the course of the investigation, the staff member in question arrived at work. Through interviews, it was learned that he sexually touched the victim. The suspect, who is a supervisor and work coach at the facility, was arrested and transported to Western District Police Station. The staff member, identified as Gregory Chambers, was charged with Vulnerable Adult Abuse, a Third Degree Sex Offense, a Fourth Degree Sex Offense and Second Degree Assault.

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