Maryland State Police Charge Drayden Man with Felony Sex Abuse of a Minor

December 29, 2015
Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden

Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden

On Monday, December 28, 2015 at approximately 6:50 p.m., an 18 year old female came to the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack to report an ongoing sexual abuse.

During the course of the initial investigation, patrol troopers learned that the female had been sexually abused by a known family member for approximately seven years.

MSP-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Investigators and MSP-Forensic Science Lab were contacted and responded to the Leonardtown Barrack to further the investigation. Investigators were briefed on the above facts and screened the investigation with Mr. Richard Fritz, States Attorney for St. Mary’s County. After reviewing the investigation with Mr. Fritz, four search and seizure warrants were drafted and executed on several locations within the Drayden area of St. Mary’s County.

The search warrants resulted in additional evidence being seized that subsequently led investigators to arresting Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden.

Ordiway was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. There, he was charged with Felony Sex abuse of a Minor.

If found guilty, Ordiway, could serve up to 25 years of confinement. Ordiway is currently waiting for a hearing with the District Court Commissioner.

Additional charges are pending a review with Mr. Richard Fritz, States Attorney for St. Mary’s County.

Anyone having additional information pertaining to this investigation and/or crimes is urged to contact Trooper First Class E. Mersman or Corporal William Heath of the Maryland State Police-Criminal Enforcement Division at 410-535-1400, “TIPS” Line at 1-888-210-1450 or 410-257-4925 or msp.centralsouth@maryland.gov.

Christopher Zane Ordiway

Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden

Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden

Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden

55 Responses to Maryland State Police Charge Drayden Man with Felony Sex Abuse of a Minor

  1. Keepin It Real on December 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    You can’t trust a guy with the name Dick Fritz.

    • Mia on December 30, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Whoever you are you’re an idiot. Focus on the issue a hole.

      • Keepin It Real on December 31, 2015 at 8:02 am

        Go make me a sandwich.

    • Dan on January 2, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      His actions in 1998 have proven that statement to be accurate. However that is irrelevant to the issue at hand.

  2. bubba on December 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    he’s pretty!

  3. Anonymous on December 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    25 years almost seems like a bargain compared to the lifetime of mental issues facing the victim. I wish we could convince the bleeding hearts to stop feeling sorry for murderers and rapists and start seeking justice for the victims by mandatory executions for those who are guilty beyond any reasonable doubt of child molestation, rape, or 1st degree murder. If found guilty they have one appeal one year later, if found guilty again they are taken out the back door of the court room and executed. Problem solved, they would never murder or rape again.

    • just saying on December 30, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Public castrations would be even more effective, death gives them the easy way out!

      • Mia on December 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm

        Castration doesn’t stop the abuse…these people are driven mentally to do these things.

        • Keepin It Real on December 31, 2015 at 8:04 am

          Someone doesn’t understand how castration works.

          • Just Visiting on January 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

            You clearky don’t understand how a sexual predators mind works…castration doesn’t stop the urges from coming, and the abuse can still be carried out in many other ways.

          • Dan on January 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm

            Someone else doesn’t understand how abuse works.

          • Keepin It Real on January 4, 2016 at 8:13 am

            Clearky? LOL Learn how to spell and get back to me.

    • SofaKing_Kewl on January 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      The mob doesn’t need reasonable doubt.

      As seen by comments on this and any other accusation, the community feels better served by gitmo style camps with no judge, jury, trial or attorney. That scares me more than all the rapist and killers “on the loose”.

      If this guy is found guilty so be it, do what you will.

      But what if he’s not guilty? Does he have the funds to fight the allegations? My guess is no. The DA will offer a plea deal and not wanting to go broke and still spend 25 years behind bars, he’ll accept. He’ll be a sexual offender with limited job prospects and the community will treat him accordingly.

      So no, “reasonable doubt” is not needed in this day and age of Nancy Grace and mob justice.

  4. James on December 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Pig!

  5. sorrynotsorry on December 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    wishing nothing good for you in this life sir. I hope you get everything you deserve in prison.

    • Brian on December 30, 2015 at 6:48 am

      By the looks of him I think he will feel like a powerless teenaged girl in prison.

  6. Oscar Meyer on December 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I have a good idea of what Santa will be giving you next Christmas, and the Christmas after that. With any luck, IF you are guilty, he will give it to you daily.

  7. JACKBLACK on December 29, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    WOW! This poor child has been sexually abused by this POS since they were 11 yrs old! I pray they are able to get past this and this sorry POS of a human is locked away and gets sexually abused for the rest of his life in prison!

  8. Anonymous on December 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Hangman anyone?

  9. Sad on December 29, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Wow! And we have people doing life no parole, for selling drugs. That’s crazy

  10. Cannabis on December 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Prepare your rear for a brutal rape in your new home. I heard they target people like you first.

  11. black jesus on December 29, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    so, when someone comes into the police office and makes an accusation you just take their word for it and make an arrest? why did it take several years to tell someone?

    • SMCG on December 29, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Are you an idiot or just stupid? I would imagine that they found enough proof in the execution of the search warrants to back up the accusations or he wouldn’t be facing 25 years. I am not even going to try and explain to you the psychological reasons why a VICTIM doesn’t come forward, because you probably don’t have the grey matter to comprehend.

      • Dana on December 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

        Thank you SMCG for your understanding. I wish people would get educated on these issues before they blurted out their stupidity. It takes more guts than anyone could imagine for someone to come forward and report something like this after being subjected to sexual assault since the age of 11. Most victims are not believed because these pigs are very good at fitting in and behaving “normally”. They are most often family or friends so imagine how hard it would be to report someone close to you.

      • SofaKing_Kewl on January 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        If proof were collected while executing a search warrant, they’d be no need for trials. Only evidence is collected during a search.

        That evedence may or may not support the accusations. Further, that evedence collected may specifically support the innocence of the accused.

        You can walk into just about any American household and find some evedence, of some law, being broken.

    • Nick on December 30, 2015 at 4:12 am

      From the article.

      After reviewing the investigation with Mr. Fritz, four search and seizure warrants were drafted and executed on several locations within the Drayden area of St. Mary’s County.

      The search warrants resulted in additional evidence being seized that subsequently led investigators to arresting Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden.

      It is possible that the young woman was making it up. HOWEVER, they had enough evidence to arrest this POS. In addition, there are many times that a victim is being threatened to keep her (or his) mouth shut. Those threats can be made against the victim or one of their loved ones.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      I agree, even at 11 you know right from wrong. She should have said something long before 18. Don’t get me wrong. He is a POS. Needs to be hung from a tree.

  12. THE Jesus on December 29, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Try re-reading the article. “The search warrants resulted in additional evidence being seized that subsequently led investigators to arresting Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden.”

    Just sayin’

  13. clarkgriswold on December 29, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Thats the gift that keeps on giving

  14. Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Fritz is the States Attorney

    • Keepin It Real on December 30, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Captain Obvious, any other words of wisdom you’d like to hit us with?

  15. joe on December 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

    John 8:7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”

    • X/ on December 30, 2015 at 8:07 am

      STFU

      • joe on December 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        @X/: Why are you so full of hate?

    • Keepin It Real on December 30, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Leviticus 19:28 ‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves.’

    • Oscar Meyer on December 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Humanity 1.01 – Children are sacred and not here for the sick pleasure of perverted POS’s.

      • joe on December 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

        @Oscar: I agree. I never said what he did (if he actually did it) was right. My point was that people come out in droves to execute a man before he has even has had a fair trial. I am not saying he is not guilty, but a whole lot of people come out on these comments proclaiming their self-righteousness and showing there blindness to their own sin.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Oh, I forgot, marrying and sleeping with children isn’t against the Catholic religion. The rest of the sane community will continue to judge scum like him because we realize there are different levels of wrong and someone who commits adultery shouldn’t be punished the same as someone who commits murder. IF you read the original bible without all the omitted parts you would realize they stoned people all the time. From pre marital sex all the way to disobeying your mother and father. Sounds like a terrific book to get your morals. Let me know what your book says about messing up the entire life of an 11 year old girl for someone’s sick perversion.

      • joe on December 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        @Anonymous: Many false assumptions on your part.

        – I am not Roman Catholic, nor do I promote or condone the Roman church. Roman Catholicism is a false religion.
        – The Bible does not call sexual relationships with children as righteous.

        “IF you read the original bible without all the omitted parts you would realize they stoned people all the time. From pre marital sex all the way to disobeying your mother and father”

        – Nothing has been “omitted” from the Bible. And context matters. The covenant of Law was given to the Israelites at that time in history, at that geographical location, for those people. That covenant was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. All who repent and trust in Jesus Christ are now under the covenant of Grace. The covenant of Law is not null and void, but it points to how we are utterly incapable of keeping God’s perfect commandments.

        “Let me know what your book says about messing up the entire life of an 11 year old girl for someone’s sick perversion.”

        The consequence is, that if this man has truly done this, and unless he repents and trusts in Jesus Christ, God will send him to eternity in Hell, which is far, far worse than the remainder of his life in prison or even the death sentence. I would challenge you that if you have not kept God’s law perfectly (and no one has), then you too are under the wrath of God, and deserving of eternity in Hell (as we all deserve that).

        And when you stand before God, unless you repent, you will not be able to point your finger at someone else and say, “At least I wasn’t a pedophile like him”. That won’t work with God. You will be compared to God’s perfect standard, not to some other sinful person.

        • Keepin It Real on December 31, 2015 at 8:19 am

          So in which context is slavery ok (not indentured servitude)? The difference between me and you God is that I would stop someone from raping a child. Your God would watch and punish that person later, even though he already knew it would happen. Doesn’t sound like a loving or benevolent God to me.

          • joe on January 4, 2016 at 10:42 am

            The Bible never says slavery is ok or righteous act, as comparison to the American colonial experiences of slavery where man is considered property.

            You make a false assumption that God does not stop rape. God does not stop rape. And because God stops rape (in the heart of man), no one is able to recognize that God is indeed stopping rape.

            God currently has a restraining hand of grace on this country. If God were to remove His restraining hand, there would be far, far worse crimes (including child rape) being committed throughout the land. Man is not inherently good and sin (lawlessness) cannot be blamed on God.

            God also uses means to ultimately glorify Himself. And you are in no position (you have no grounds) on which to judge God’s actions.

          • Keepin It Real on January 5, 2016 at 8:15 am

            I can judge your God all I want, based on the Bible. You couldn’t be more wrong about slavery, look up Exodus 21. And that’s just one example of MANY. Keep cherry picking from the Bible like most Christians do though!

      • Keepin It Real on December 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

        Boom!

  16. anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    7 years and she never reported it? Interesting. I’m sure it all comes down to money. Heres the first step in a lawsuit.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      You are a jerk. Intimidation maybe by the perp being an adult and the victim a minor. Get a life you inbred.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      So you’re assuming she’s prepping for a lawsuit? To get what from whom? He ain’t got two dimes to rub together. Your tax dollars will pay for his defense. And his housing and meals for the foreseeable future.

  17. sillysue on December 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Well put. But the self righteous know it alls will not understand.

  18. disbish on December 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Let’s just wait to see how high they set that bail…

    They do not arrest someone in cases like this without evidence enough to gain a conviction. Trials are competitions so who ever has the best

    • SofaKing_Kewl on January 2, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      The modus operandi is to arrest as many as possiable on the hopes that the shear volume of plea bargains and legitimate convictions will allow the DA to keep his/her job.

      Hypothetically, if there were zero convictions either A. The DA is not doing his/her job or B. There would be no need for a DA.

      Certainly there is a need for a DA so then, the “success” of the DA rest in the number of convictions produced.

  19. a neighbor of Lady Justice on December 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Are the police required to handcuff those that are arrested, or is it for their own comfort level? Yes, its most difficult to pay when handcuffed. At the courthouse, which may or may not where the judge reserves the right to live, there are signs there indicating what cannot be brought in, and security at the entrance to check whats been brought in. Weapons are not allowed, or, the surrender of the 2nd Amendment as one enters the door. Since there is no explanation of why weapons must be surrendered, either on the sign, on the Courthouse website, or on the Sheriff’s website, one must draw their own conclusions about security. Ok. The police are allowed to keep their guns as part of their uniform. Does that mean if McDonalds, Food Lion, Burger King, Texas Roadhouse, UPS, if they had guns as part of their uniforms would it be welcome, or would the guns have to be surrendered? Is it the uniform or is it that they’re police? Would people be tempted to bring guns in because why? Is the weapons ban an indication without admitting it that judges give excessive sentences, or why even mention weapons in the first place? The 2nd Amendment is a part of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, so is the 1st, the 4th, the 5th and so on. Is the parking of the Second an indication that other rights must be surrendered also, such as the 4th and 5th? Is that what should be read into the no weapons policy, suspects shouldn’t expect to be able to retain their rights at the Courthouse?

    There are a few ways the weapons ban can be interpreted, since there is no explanation for it.

    • Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      What the heck are you talking about Neighbor Lady?

      I just saw his bail is set at 750,000 dollars. Can you say flight risk?

    • Anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      What does this even have to do with the article? Dodge and divert. If he’s found guilty he can kiss his rights goodbye. Bye Felicia!

    • anonymous on December 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Troll on..

    • Leeroy Jenkins the III on January 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      What in the fudge is this lady bloviating about? I don’t sense troll here, I sense mental illness.

  20. Yalldumb on January 8, 2016 at 3:23 am

    She had to wait until she was 18 to report it without the presence/consent of a guardian.