MILLERSVILLE, Md. - Gregory Chambers sits behind bars charged with multiple sex crimes after officials say the Glen Burnie man admitted to sexually assaulting a 21-year-old autistic man.
"A troubling scenario, troubling situation,” said Lt. T.J. Smith, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department . “A vulnerable adult put in this situation is not good."
Police say it all happened at Opportunity Builders, Inc. in Millersville. The facility works with adults with developmental disabilities. Staff members say they found out about the allegations Monday.
"We received a call from a mother who had gotten information from her son over the weekend that he had gotten some inappropriate texts from an employee of Opportunity Builders," Executive Director Vicki Callahan said.
According to police, that employee turned out to be Chambers. Officials say the 50-year-old admitted to touching the young man inappropriately and fondled him while the pair was inside a bathroom at Opportunity Builders.
"He built up the courage to tell somebody, and once we investigated and confirmed it then the arrest was made immediately," Smith said.
Company officials tell us Chambers has been on the staff for nearly two years as a supervisor and work coach, and the alleged victim worked underneath him on the lawn care crew. Police say Chambers took advantage of the young man and officials at Opportunity Builders agree. Callahan says she was in disbelief when she found out Chambers was involved. She tells us Chambers always went above and beyond at work, and there were never any issues.
"We do criminal background checks and then we do personal and professional references and there was nothing in the background that would have left you with any reason to believe he wouldn't be a good employee."
Chambers is facing four charges including Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Second Degree Assault. He was fired from Opportunity Builders Monday.
“We do believe this is a singular incident with this particular individual,” said Smith. “We hope that there aren’t any other victims, if there are we want them to call our detectives so we can investigate that.”
If you have information please contact Anne Arundel County Police Detective Joshua Williams at 410-222-3484.