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Arson: Robert Stidham Jr. charged with torching his mobile home

FRUITLAND, MD (December 11, 2014) – Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged Robert Stidham Jr., 42, a convicted sex offender, with first and second-degree arson in connection with a fire in his own home.

The fire occurred at 4058 Skylar Drive, Fruitland, in Wicomico County, on the afternoon of December 1st, 2014. Stidham was identified by the fire investigators as the owner and occupant of the mobile home.

The fire caused an estimated $1,000.00 in damage to the structure. The fire was brought under control by fire crews from the Fruitland, Allen, and Salisbury Sta. #1.

ABC 7 reports: convicted sex offenders demanding to be erased from registry

It’s a registry designed to protect the public – but that shield could soon have a significant crack, with the potential for at least 1,200 sex offenders to disappear from Maryland’s registry.
“It’s something people need to be aware of,” says Lisae Jordan with the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault.