Former Police Officer sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor

April 5, 2018
Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf

Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf

UPDATE: On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced former District Heights Police Officer Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf, to 11 years in prison for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

On May 24, 2017, the Charles County Department of Social Services received a mandatory report of child sexual abuse involving Parks. The report was then screened by Child Protective Services and sent to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) for investigation.

Detectives from the CCSO made contact with the victim who revealed that over the course of approximately two years she was repeatedly abused by Parks. The abuse included Parks showing the victim pornographic material and Parks engaging in repeated sexual acts with the victim. The abuse began when the victim was approximately 8 years old. The abuse came to light some 10 years later when the victim was interviewed in May of 2017. During the course of the investigation, Parks admitted to the sexual contact as described by the victim.

Parks entered a guilty plea in Circuit Court in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier to Sex Abuse of a Minor on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

During sentencing, Assistant State’s Attorney Jonathan Beattie told the judge, “Mr. Parks was supposed to be a role model for protection. The biggest, greatest betrayal is to violate trust to the extent Mr. Parks did. This is an issue the victim will be dealing with for the rest of her life. This was not an isolated incident. Mr. Parks was grooming the victim for his own selfish gratification.”

Parks’ overall sentence was 25 years suspend all but 11 years active time to serve. The State recommended and argued for a sentence of 15 years active time.


10/24/2017: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, former District Heights Police Officer Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf, entered a guilty plea in front of Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier to the Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

On May 24, 2017, the Charles County Department of Social Services received a mandatory report of child sexual abuse involving Parks. The report was then screened by Child Protective Services and sent to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for investigation.

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the victim who revealed that over the course of approximately two years she was repeatedly abused by Parks. The abuse included Parks showing the victim pornographic material and Parks engaging in repeated sexual acts with the victim without her consent. The abuse began when the victim was approximately 8 years old and continued for approximately two years.

The abuse came to light some 10 years later when the victim was interviewed in May of 2017.

During the course of the investigation, Parks admitted to the sexual contact as described by the victim.

The maximum sentence for Child Sexual Abuse is 25 years incarceration.

A sentencing hearing is set for January 10, 2018.

Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf

Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf

29 Responses to Former Police Officer sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor

  1. Ricky on October 24, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Is he also a volunteer chief officer at Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Dept???

    • Nick on October 25, 2017 at 4:12 am

      No, he isn’t the same man.
      Matthew Reginald Fowler, 49, of Waldorf, was taken into custody and transported to the Charles County Detention Center.

      • Ricky on October 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

        Thanks for the clarification. So much Prince George’s County trash and criminals out there, it gets confusing!

        • Anonymous on October 26, 2017 at 9:31 pm

          Borders dont define people the same people that are in PG are in Charles County. Ignorance at its finest.

          • ANONYMOUS on October 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

            Statistics do.

          • Omar Issifi on October 30, 2017 at 6:51 am

            Well said anonymus!Trashy people leave everywhere, not just in PG County!

          • None on April 6, 2018 at 7:04 am

            What a POS you are. Charles county been trashy since day one! And didn’t you all just have a child predetor convicted in your trashy ass county who worked for P.G.’s school system!?!? STFU ignorant….

  2. Old S.E. Dog on October 25, 2017 at 12:15 am

    With a eight year old child–lock his worthless ass up forever!!!!!!

    • Bob Lob Law on October 25, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Don’t bother wasting the money. Bury him.

  3. Angela Stewart on October 25, 2017 at 9:49 am

    How do these dummies feel they can continue to do this type of non-sense and not get caught! Read your bible, “be sure, your sins will find you out”. It’s a guarantee!

    • Anonymous on October 25, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      I don’t know that the bible is the best source to quote to condemn pedophiles. If people took the bible literally they would still stone their children for disrespecting them, women would be subservient to men, divorce would be punishable by death (at least for the women), etc… As far as I know there isn’t even any rule against hooking up with children in there. I would rather see this guy and perverts like him punished by society and not wait for his supposed eternal punishments. I would be good with brining back stoning for crimes like this though.

      • Joe on October 26, 2017 at 3:46 pm

        Good God. A comment from you that actually makes sense and has insight. Whatever meds your shrink change you to, stay on them

        • Bob Lob Law on October 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

          Reading the bible is the best way to become an atheist.

        • ANONYMOUS on October 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm

          You moron do you realize Anonymous is the default name? It’s not a single person LOL.

          • Bob Lob Law on October 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm

            This comment only makes YOU look like a moron since no one insinuated what you said. Try and keep up sport.

          • Anonymous on April 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm

            Joes comment thats referring to anonymous. Try to keep up. DA.

  4. Anonymous on October 25, 2017 at 10:38 am

    That guy looks like OJ!

    • Anonymous on October 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      I would love it!

  5. Ron on October 25, 2017 at 11:55 am

    This COP pulled me over about a year ago after my girlfriend and I returned from Charleston S.C. The probable cause you may ask, a failure to pay child support! The only problem with this allegation was that my child lived with me until 22 years of age. He took my license and had my car impounded. However, the incident was resolved the next day, the Desk Sargent said it was a systems error. Let’s see if he can stop Big Bubba and/or Tyron from abusing ass in Jail, you child abusing SOB!!!

    • ANONYMOUS on October 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      You lie…

    • Malcolm X on October 27, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      So you are blaming him for a systems error?

    • Joey Biden on October 28, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Please stop whining and go back to Charleston!

  6. Anonymous on April 5, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Its fair to ask what the sentence is for. There are immoral and illegal acts. Only the illegal acts get you in front of a judge. So, when you are sentenced is it because you’ve done something immoral, illegal, or both, and, how much of the sentence is for the immoral and how much for the illegal? Is it 50/50, 75/ 25, 90/10? We should know whether a judge thinks worse of the immoral or the illegal. It is unknown, it should be known, it shouldn’t be ?. Suspects ought to start asking if the sentence is because it is illegal or immoral and a thorough, complete answer should be given. We don’t need to be corrected in our expectations of the judiciary.

  7. Hypocrite on April 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Big Dookie says, “yet again, looks about black..errr right”

  8. Nick on April 6, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Parks’ overall sentence was 25 years suspend all but 11 years active time to serve. The State recommended and argued for a sentence of 15 years active time.

    The “Honorable” judge….really? WTH is honorable about a judge that gives such a sentence to a POS who needs to do at leat 25 years?

  9. Anonymous on April 6, 2018 at 7:57 am

    What a pathetic excuse for a sentence. Everyone involved in this pitiful sentence should be ashamed of themselves. 11 measly years for the lifetime sentence he gave that child. The judge wouldn’t even give the 15 years the prosecution was asking for. I guess we know now how little regard the court system has for the lives and wellbeing of children.

  10. Otis Scorpio Supports Chemical Castration on April 6, 2018 at 11:13 am

    When Honorable Amy is involved, we’re lucky he didn’t get time served. He’ll be, at most, 59 when he gets out. Still in fine fettle to molest more kiddies. Thanks Honorable Amy!

  11. BooBerry on April 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Ex cop AND Child molester… Hahaha good luck with your butt.

    • Ned Beatty on April 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Weeeee Weeeeee