The unincorporated community of Essex is situated in Baltimore County, Maryland. It was initially founded in the early 1900s, and was originally only ten blocks in size. Essex bloomed in popularity among people who craved life outside of Baltimore’s busy city streets. The Glenn L. Martin Company is credited with the rapid growth of the region, as it employed tens of thousands of workers during World War II.
Essex is a medium sized community, measuring just less than 12 square miles in size. It is home to approximately 39,300 people, the majority of which are female. Residents of Essex are also slightly older than other areas in Maryland, with residents reporting a median age of 37 years.
Essex residents also make significantly less than other communities in the state, with a median household income that is less than $50,000 annually. Nearly 12% of residents in Essex live below the poverty level.
Industries and Jobs
Essex can be described as a commuter town, with most residents traveling to surrounding areas for their careers. On average, Essex residents spend 30 minutes per day driving to work. Given the community’s proximity to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Essex’s residents work across a number of industries, including those in the military, government or healthcare sectors.
As well, many of those employed by Baltimore’s port operations live in Essex and the surrounding areas. The Baltimore metro area is also home to several colleges and universities, so many residents of Essex also work in education-related careers.
Essex is positioned near two major cities, which naturally experience higher crime rates. Therefore, residents of Essex may be exposed to any number of criminal offenses, including crimes of a sexual nature.
Sexual offenses are serious matters. Most carry heavy penalties, including lengthy prison sentences. Sex crimes range from indecent exposure to statutory rape or prostitution, and can even include abuse against children. Those convicted of sexual crimes are required to register as a sex offender, and that period can range from a few years to life.
In the state of Maryland, those convicted the most serious sex crime charges could face life in prison without parole, while fourth degree charges carry minimal sentences.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a sexual offense, it is best to seek the help of an experienced attorney. Crimes of a sexual nature often come down to one person’s word, versus the others’, and require aggressive legal representation that has experience in investigations.
In Essex and the communities of Baltimore County, the legal team at Lotze Mosely, LLP has successfully defended clients embattled in sex crime cases. Our extensive experience and resources allow our attorneys to secure positive verdicts on behalf of our clients. We offer an initial consultation to assess your case.
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