From the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office:
David Wayne Schrumpf, a licensed child psychologist who maintained a practice in Harford County, entered guilty pleas today, August 22,2011, to one count of child sex abuse and two counts of second degree assault of three young girls whom he had been treating in his office. The charges arose after one of the girls, then age 7, reported to her mother that Schrumpf had touched her inappropriately during one of their treatment sessions. As a result of an investigation by the Harford County Child Advocacy Center, other victims came forward and additional charges were brought against Schrumpf for inappropriate touching of two other girls, then ages 10 and 9, both of whom had been treated by him in his Fallston office.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the State is seeking a sentence of 6 years to be served in the Maryland Division of Correction. Schrumpf will also be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. He is required to voluntarily surrender his license and has agreed not to seek to be licensed as a child psychologist in any jurisdiction in which he may reside. He has also agreed not to have any contact with any child under the age of 18. He will also undergo sex offender treatment as recommended by the Department of Parole and Probation.
Sentencing is scheduled for October 31, 2011 before Judge Maurice Baldwin in the Circuit Court for Harford County. The State is represented by Diane Adkins Tobin, Assistant State’s Attorney. Schrumpf is represented by Richard Karceski, Esq., of Towson. The case was investigated by the Harford County Child Advocacy Center with the assistance of the Harford County Department of Social Services, the Harford County Office of the Sheriff, and the Maryland State Police.