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Brunswick man sentenced to additional 25 years for sexually abusing toddler


A Brunswick man who admitted in court to sexually abusing a toddler and sharing explicit photos of her was sentenced to an additional 25 years in prison on Monday.

William H. Steinhaus IV, 35, had pleaded guilty on Dec. 6 to sexual exploitation of a minor in U.S. District Court. Two days later, he pleaded guilty to two counts of sex abuse of a minor in Frederick County Circuit Court, court records show.

Monday’s sentence in Circuit Court will be served consecutively to a 25-year federal sentence already imposed in the federal case.

Prosecutors brought up a phone call from jail in which they said Steinhaus told his mother that 25 years in federal prison was too much for a first offense and the 2-year-old girl would not remember the abuse. Assistant State’s Attorney Tammy Leache said the comments demonstrated a lack of remorse.

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