Friday, December 25, 2009

Community To Help With Search For Sarah Foxwell

Police estimate about 3,000 volunteers reported to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium Christmas morning to assist in the search for Sarah Foxwell, who was abducted from her bedroom this week. Hundreds more continue to show up throughout the day.

Hats off to the good people at Shore Water and Canada Dry showed up almost immediately in trucks to deliver bottled water for the searchers.

The search will cover all 496 square miles of Wicomico County and other communities if necessary.

Meanwhile, according to charging documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun, a juvenile witness awakened to see Sarah leaving with "Tommy," with whom she was familiar. Leggs knew the family kept a spare key under a pot on the porch of the residence, records show.

The suspect posted bond two months ago and was released from the Worcester County Detention Center on two counts of malicious destruction of property over $500 and fourth-degree burglary, charges stemming from a September incident, according to court records.

There are at least a dozen sex offense convictions against Leggs in Maryland, most of them not prosecuted, according to data by the Maryland Judiciary Web site. Records show that some were dismissed.

A press conference has been scheduled for 6 PM at Perdue stadium.

How devastating that on this, one of the holiest days, a day that celebrates family, a little girl is missing. When will we as a nation value our children enough to pass and enforce laws that will protect our children from people like this?

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