La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

February 7, 2020
Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata

Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 7, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata, to 8 years in prison for violating the probation of a 2016 case, in which he entered a guilty plea to the Production of Child Pornography, Possession of a Handgun, and Visual Surveillance with Prurient Intent.

An investigation into the 2016 case revealed that Simanton set up a video camera in a juvenile victim’s bathroom at a residence in La Plata. At one point, Simanton gave the victim an alcoholic beverage and the victim fell asleep. The victim reported that when she woke up, Simanton was having inappropriate contact with her. Simanton was subsequently apprehended and on February 3, 2017, he was sentenced to ten years in prison with all but two years suspended, as well as five years of probation. As a part of his probation, Simanton was ordered to have no contact with minors.

After his release, Simanton spent the night at an acquaintance’s house in Harford County with minors present. A juvenile victim who was present inside the house reported to the Harford County Child Advocacy Center that on the evening of September 21, 2018, Simanton provided her and her friends with alcohol and at some point, she fell asleep. The victim also reported that when she woke up, Simanton was touching her inappropriately.

On December 10, 2019, Simanton admitted to violating his probation in Charles County Circuit Court in front of the Honorable Judge H. James West.

At sentencing, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Proctor, asking for the full amount of suspended time, addressed the judge, “The Court should have no tolerance. There are no excuses for this behavior. We have another victim who had to go through this.”

Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata

Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata

19 Responses to La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

  1. Anonymous on February 7, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    This DIRT BAG was sentenced to ten years imprisonment with all but two years suspended plus five years probation???????? What the hell is wrong with these friggin judges????????? Why wasn’t this lame excuse to humanity required to serve the ten years he was given?????? Why didn’t this trash have to register as a sex offender?????? It seems like our justice system is more concerned about the criminals rights than the victims rights. He may have only been sentenced to ten years but that child was sentenced to life!!!

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Do you really think he has a chance of surviving prison? He can’t stay in protective custody forever. Inmates will find out what he did and they’re gonna make him pay. That’s usually how it goes from what I’ve heard.

  2. Anonymous on February 7, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Cut off his nuts and see if he does it again.

  3. Anonymous on February 7, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Wow… These judges are garbage! Wish we could vote them out.

  4. anonymos on February 8, 2020 at 4:37 am

    Worthless POS.

    • Steny on February 12, 2020 at 8:39 am

      Now wait!

      He was “registered” as an offender – like he was supposed to be, right?

      So what could go wrong?

      I am sure everything is fine.

      Democrat judges are concerned only for the safety of the community.

      It is probably just a mistake.

  5. Anonymous on February 8, 2020 at 5:50 am

    clear matter of bringing out the ole flogging equipment and water boarding…

  6. Anonymous on February 8, 2020 at 5:54 am

    clear matter of bringing out the ole flogging equipment and water boarding…and or tieing to tree in july or august at end route 6

  7. Anonymous on February 8, 2020 at 7:14 am

    send him up/over to Iowa …so he can help them count the caucus votes ! for now

  8. Baud9600 on February 8, 2020 at 7:18 am

    They should put his BUTTY, the judge, in the same cell for the rest of the perv’s sentence.

  9. Realistically on February 8, 2020 at 11:20 am

    It’s not about the judges lol it’s his race black or brown you goin down Remember that!!!! White boy just got sentenced months for killing someone while drunk in dc!!! White people with money plan an simple

    • OJ Simpson and Jessie Smolette on February 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Yeah, you’re right. Black people with money never get away with anything?

      • Anonymous on February 8, 2020 at 4:09 pm

        In southern Maryland? Nope…

    • Fat Albert on February 8, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Ah bless your heart, are you still hurting over your idol Bill Cosby being put away?

    • Spell It White on February 12, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Oh YES – “Plan and simple”

      • Anonymous on February 15, 2020 at 8:40 am

        Actually it was “Plan an simple.” Don’t give that idiot too much credit.

  10. Anonymous on February 9, 2020 at 3:48 am

    heres another one been eating Bill Cosby pudding…by the case !

  11. Anonymous on February 10, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    well…we know one person who won.t be getting a Valentine card this year…unless his cell mate gives

  12. Anonymous on February 11, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    i notice that press releases are done when theres a conviction, are they done when charges are dropped? Are they done when there isn’t a conviction?