Patuxent River Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact With Two Children Under the Age of 12

November 21, 2019

Justin Paul Keener, age 31, of Patuxent River, has pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child.

At the time of his arrest Keener was employed as a aircraft mechanic by DynCorp International.

The guilty plea was entered on November 19, 2019.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge John Salazar of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Washington Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.

According to his guilty plea, in November 2017, while residing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Keener sexually abused a victim who was under the age of 12. In and before November 2017, Keener sexually abused another victim, also under the age of 12, on multiple occasions.

As a result of his conviction, Keener will be required to register as a sex offender in the places where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

Keener and the government have agreed that, if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Keener will be sentenced to between 19 and 25 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled sentencing for January 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the “Resources” tab on the left of the page.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the NCIS and the FBI for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Baldwin, who is prosecuting the federal case.

28 Responses to Patuxent River Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact With Two Children Under the Age of 12

  1. Chris on November 21, 2019 at 9:44 am

    So why are they not showing his picture? They show everyone else’s…

    • Anonymous on November 21, 2019 at 11:57 am

      It’s the same one you have on your mantle.

    • Anonymous on November 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      All you have to do is enter his name in the sex offenders list and you can sew a picture of him.

    • IDK on November 25, 2019 at 10:36 am

      I Googled his name and looked for pictures with any connection to the crime ,,,,
      No photos found .

      I did a judicial case search ,, his name does not come up in connection to this crime nor can we ascertain his race.

      I wonder if his picture is not being shown to deter and prevent people from being able to identify the victims ,,, speculation at best ..

  2. Should get castrated on November 21, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I personally think the death penalty is the appropriate sentence! But since that won’t happen in the bleeding heart state, ALL crimes against children should be prosecuted through the federal courts where they get sentences that have no chance of parole. You get sentenced to 25 years, you do 25 years. When they go through local courts we all know they get slapped on the hand, if they do get jail time they are released back into society within a few months.

  3. BooBerry on November 21, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Why was it important to list the name of the company he worked for? I am pretty sure they weren’t in on it.

  4. Anonymous on November 21, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Show us what this scum looks like!

  5. Sparkle on November 21, 2019 at 11:56 am

    I am wondering the same thing…we know why.

  6. Anonymous on November 21, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Exactly.. wow..

  7. Anonymous on November 21, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I second that,show the photo.

    25 years sounds right with no early out.
    Sick discussing human.

  8. Whataracistasshole on November 21, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    You just bet he was white because his name was Justin Paul, not Justquan DePaul.

    • Anonymous on November 22, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      And, he was an aircraft mechanic and not a car wash employee.

  9. Jen on November 22, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Why isn’t his picture posted for everyone to see? Post his picture

  10. Jen on November 22, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Because he’s probably a good boy that has his whole life ahead of him. They don’t want to tarnish his image (sarcasm). I bet he’s white. Prove me wrong. Post his picture. People need to see, it’s possible he was around their child.

    • Anotherracistasshole on November 22, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      Wow, concerned about the race of the pedo when there are black, white and spanish pedos. You’re just another racist, race baiting asshole troll and whoever the pedo is, it’s probably your uncle.

    • Anonymous on November 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      One more time sweetie.

    • Anonymous on November 23, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      He is white but this wasn’t a crime of opportunity. These were family members. He was never alone with anyone else’s children.

    • Anonymous on November 25, 2019 at 6:22 am

      Everyone here is so worried about what color he is!

      What a bunch of racists!

      Doesn’t it bother ANYONE how sick this perv POS is?

      Get a rope and hang this worthless rabid dog, color is not even important at all.

    • astonished on November 25, 2019 at 7:47 am

      Who really gives a sh*t what race he is?! He’s a POS that should have his face shown! That was just an ignorant statement but go figure

  11. Gimmie on November 22, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    he was at VX-23 Stike

  12. Anonymous on November 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    9 comments posted but only 6 published? C’mon SMNEWSNET show them ALL!

  13. Anonymous on November 25, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Here’s the deal. He’s connected to the military, has money for a high priced lawyer and he’s being protected. Any other lowlife pervert would have had a mugshot posted for everyone to see. It’s only fair that people know if one (or more) of their neighbors is a child molester/rapist. He’s not even listed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry.

  14. Anonymous on November 25, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Just a reminder come Halloween time — if someone is not supposed to pass out candy/ have contact w/ minors, then another option is to simply buy some candy & have a neighbor or friend/ relative pass it out on the convicted’s behalf. They can still participate in Halloween, they just have to have someone else pass it out for them. When someone comes up to them & says we don’t go by your house, we don’t get your candy, we don’t want it, the convicted can politely say, oh honey, you get my candy, you just don’t get it from me. I have someone else pass it out for me. Have a lovely day. This comment was not made by a judge, a states attorney, a police officer, or a criminal defense attorney.