UPDATE: Babysitter Charged with Sexual Abuse & Child Pornography

October 18, 2013
DEVIN MATTHEW HURLEY 1.9.1985

Devin M. Hurley, 28 of Hollywood

On Thursday, October 18, 2013, Devin M. Hurley, a 28-year-old male, of Hollywood was arrested.

Hurley, had moved into the St. Mary’s County home where he had been hired to babysit two children and has been charged with sexually abusing and taking pornographic pictures of one of the children in his care.

After consultation with the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Police criminal investigators charged Hurley with sexual abuse of a minor, second degree sexual offense, and possession of child pornography. Additional charges are possible as a result of a continuing investigation.

The victim is a male. He is under ten years old, but is not being described further in order to protect his identity.

The investigation began on October 17, when a trooper at the Leonardtown Barrack was contacted by a woman who said about three months ago, her daughter hired Hurley to babysit her two children while she was at work. The friend eventually moved into the home.

The complainant became concerned about the babysitter’s behavior. When she found pornographic pictures of her grandson on the babysitter’s cell phone, she contacted State Police.

State Police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division were immediately contacted and continued the investigation. With the assistance of an agent from Child Protective Services and the Child Advocacy Center, the investigation continued through the night. Interviews were conducted with the victim and the accused. A search warrant was obtained and served at the home. Cell phones and computer equipment belonging to the accused were recovered. A forensic examination of this equipment will be conducted by the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

No evidence was obtained at this time indicating the accused had inappropriate contact with the other child in the home. The investigation is continuing.

Hurley was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he is being held under a $175,000 bond.

51 Responses to UPDATE: Babysitter Charged with Sexual Abuse & Child Pornography

  1. Melanie on October 18, 2013 at 9:28 am

    So sad and disgusting!

  2. Jenny on October 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

    One word. SICK!

  3. Shannon on October 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Anyone who moved this man into their home to watch their kids is crazy anyways! You can clearly look at this man and see something is wrong with him! I feel sorry for the kids and hope this man gets what he deserves!!

    • Jonny B on October 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Exactly. Dude looks like a weirdo, what mother would feel comfortable with this dude around their kids? C’mon, Maaaan!

    • Diana on October 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Seriously he looks exactly what you expect a pedophile to look like; I’m sorry whoever thought it was a good idea to hire him as a babysitter and move him in their house isn’t too bright.

    • Friday on October 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

      OMG. Anyone could have done what I just did. Open Md. Judiciary Case Search. This guy have been charged so many times! Deadly weapon on school grounds, twice. Multiple thefts and theft schemes. Arson twice. One arson also had an attempted 1st degree murder with several arson charges. Must have charged him for each person inside the house he set on fire.

      Why would anyone in this day and age not check into people just a little before befriending them and trusting them with their most precious item on earth; a child! Not blaming but wise up and don’t let someone else every take advantage of you.

      • nicole on October 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

        Wowwww… you should have to get a license to procreate. How did neither of these women not do their research. Pathetic

  4. Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Who would have a man babysit???

    • Gill on October 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

      I’m guessing someone desperate, stupid or both.

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

      My Thoughts Exactly!

    • Paige on October 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Right? Unless it’s the damn father.

      • Anonymous on October 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

        Paige – it’s not babysitting if he’s the father!!! It’s called being a parent!!

        Also, men can be great with kids and great role models if they are the right person. Having said that – a background check is definitely needed on anyone – male or female and then common sense.

        For those of you saying you can look at the person and tell something is wrong – that’s a horrible thing to say. You may have suspicions but you can’t tell anything!! Keep feeling that way and you are going to leave your kids in the wrong situation yourself.

    • YourMom on October 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      men can be good with kids… its just not men who sexually abuse youth. I would say its about 60/40 on female/male abusing kids.

  5. Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Those poor kids, people do background checks. This crap is happening way too often and way too much.

  6. smh on October 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Tired of reading and seeing these nutjobs who victimize children…….CASTRATION!..or POKE THEIR EYES OUT!

    • roxy on October 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      EXACTLY! There is no rehabilitation for these creeps! They should also cut off their hands!

  7. Vicki on October 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

    POS!! rot in hell!

  8. h on October 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Creeper!! Who would ever let this guy watch their kids? and move him in? Would have never guessed he was 28 either. Hope the kids are ok.

  9. Gill on October 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Truly, WHAT do you do with these freaks ? What ? I say shoot them.

  10. Danny on October 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Torture Him them put him out his misery

  11. Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

    WHO IN THE HELL WOULD LET A WEIRDO LIKE THAT WATCH THEIR KIDS; I MEAN REALLY A GROWN ASS MAN FOR A BABYSITTER; AND HE LOOKS LIKE A CREEPER!! PEOPLE SHOULD REALLY SCREEN OUT INDIVUDALS BEFORE THEY ALLOW THEM INTO THEIR HOMES LET ALONE CARE FOR THEIR KIDS!!

  12. Michael on October 18, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Why don’t people ever use the Judiciary Case Serach thing? You just blindly trust someone with your kid? Charges This guy has: Assault, Arson, 1st Deg Attempted murder, Theft, Dangerous weapon on school grounds.
    Why do people continue to trust people in this manner?

  13. Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

    The parents should be shot also!

  14. george on October 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

    AND THAT’S WHY I’M PRO CHOICE. SOME JUST WERE NOT MEANT TO BE PARENTS…

    • poor logic on October 21, 2013 at 7:09 am

      So you say kill the baby to prevent anything bad from happening to him/her in the future. So, Mr. George, when this child grows up, we would like you to have a sit down conversation with him and explain why you think he should have been killed before birth.

  15. Anon on October 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

    This sick, scum of the earth, son of a b*tch needs to be stoned to death in public. People like him make me sick!

  16. Vicky on October 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    When I read this story earlier today they were keeping the name of the offender out of the news to protect the identity of the child.. Why are we now releasing the name, it won’t take any geniuses to figure out who the victim is since your saying he lived with the family. I just think releasing the offenders name to the public, you may as well be releasing the victims name too, your not protecting him this way… And with the way child bullies are, this is all they will need…

  17. Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Hang that sorry excuse for a human

  18. unknown on October 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This is so sad, the worse part is is he took care of the kids more then their own mother, while she was out getting her fix, he was at home getting his, smh some people shouldnt have their children! Mothers who smoke crack and marijuana and coke, drive all intoxicated with the children, constantly yelling and beating on her children and leave their children with whoever would take them! Poor children, i hope they get her too, mabie those children will have a chance on a beter life! And as for devin rot in jail!

    • Anonymous on October 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

      I dont agree with what you have to say…The only name put out is the name of the abuser….It say nothing about the mother being on drugs it said he watched them while she was at work… It doesnt mean she is a bad mom…Yes she should have looked more into his back ground….Also looks alone I wouldnt leave my child with him but if you dont know the entire story you shouldnt blame the mother…This is the POS fault he shouldnt be touching little kids…He needs to be the one people are taking things out on….Lock him up and never let him go.

      • unknown on October 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm

        I know the intire story thank u

  19. toni on October 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    That is so sad for the children I pray that they are ok .. mother needs charged too if not noticing I am so proud of the grandmother

    • jenny on October 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Why are you proud of the grandmother she’s the one that. Allowed that piece of crap to move in. She just trying to save face because of her part in all of this

      • unknown on October 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm

        Negative if it wasn’t for the grandmother this child woulf still have being fondled with maybe even more

  20. Cm on October 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    wait until you see his teeth….

  21. YourMom on October 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    wait this guy is 28? Look at the 60 year old man hair do.

  22. YourMom on October 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    hmm… I wonder if he is registered on care.com. As a parent using this service, they give you a basic background check when you ask for one on the person you are interested in having watch your family.

  23. Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Why give him a bond at all?

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      I am sure she knew all about his background she just didn’t care.she wanted drugs and more drugs sure she was bringing some home for him. He probably is her nasty boyfriend. Hopefully grandma will get them. Poor little kids I hope the mother when she is not on drugs sits and thinks about what he has done to her kids . She probably knew all about it anyway sick people. Just by looking at him I wouldn’t leave my dog with that weird looking bastard not only cut off his hand but his penis to just shoot him I’m tired of paying for all the trash to sit in jail. They need to get ride of all the trash in jail save a lot of money and pay china back.

    • concerned on October 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      My thoughts exactly. this man abused a child, there is evidence and he is given a chance to be bk on the streets!

  24. Tell Me No on October 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Mother should also be facing charges for doing something so stupid.

  25. Gary Tice on October 19, 2013 at 6:34 am

    There seems to be a lot of Chesters in St. Marys County

  26. Mike on October 19, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Just to clear up a couple things others have said. Yes, he does look questionable, but you can’t tell a pedophile by his (or her) looks. Even the best looking man or woman in the world can be a pedophile. Too many people do use looks as their guide. Also, a background check is something that should be done on anyone you leave with your children, but over 90% of pedophiles, men and women, don’t have a record yet. Most never get caught. Maybe the parents did a background check. There’s no way to know for sure if anyone can be safely left with your child. Most child sex abuse is done by people you know, friends, relatives, even parents. If you need to leave your child in someone elses care, the best thing to do is teach your child, age appropriately, about the dangers, about the privacy of their body parts, and not to be afraid to talk if someone did something. Then after leaving them with someone, talk to them about that day. By talking to them, they are more likely to say something if something happened. With babies, you have to watch for signs, like redness, or change in mood or behavior.

    • YourMom on October 21, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Gotta check care.com for the nexy babysitter.

  27. jimmy on October 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Neuter time I will pay to have done

  28. WWJD on October 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Nasty!

  29. Unknown on October 21, 2013 at 9:14 am

    There is a lot more to the case than what the newspaper has printed.

    I have seen the post about the accused past criminal history. To further clarify – the charges in 2012 were filed by the grandmother of these children. She had the accused arrested at that time on what she believed was theft. The charges in 2013 were filed because of the mother – because of report of drug use in the home. At that time the accused moved away from that area.

    After he moved away, the mother continued to contact him wanting him to come back to help with the children. He declined her request many times, but lamented over the fact that he knew the environment that they kids were living in was one of alcohol and drugs.

    He finally relented after almost 6 months and went back to help with the raising of the children. Within weeks the kids were removed from the mother and placed with the father – who from what is understood is very involved in drugs and alcohol as well.

    At the time of his arrest, the accused was trying to find a way to petition the state to have the children removed from both the biological mother and father due to abuse from their drug and alcohol abuse.

    I feel for both children in this case. Having been associated with all the parties involved in this tragic case – I don’t know where the real truth lies. Only God know the truth. And may He provide the comfort those children will need in the future. And may we also learn that sometimes there is more to the story.

    • YourMom on October 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

      I just have one thing to say… care dot com

  30. YourMom on October 21, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Why didn’t you check on care.com to see if he was a good babysitter?

  31. Jay on October 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Looks kinda like a character off movie Wrong Turn!..St.Mary’s County sure does turn up some beautiful people huh!

  32. sharon on October 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I saw this an felt sick to my stomache. I was told the kids were sent to live with their father because the mother is on drugs an that’s how she would pay the babysitter was with drugs. I feel sorry for the kids and the father since he obviously wasn’t involved in the case I’m sure he would kill the guy if given the chance I know I would if it was my kids!