October 22, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
GETS A SECOND CONVICTION AGAINST
IMPOSTER SOCIAL WORKER
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Larry Dexter
Williams, 34, currently residing on Goose Landing Circle, Columbia,
was convicted in the District Court for Baltimore County with practicing
clinical social work without a license and misrepresenting that
he is a licensed clinical social worker. The Honorable Robert J.
Steinberg sentenced Williams on the charge of practicing clinical
social work without a license to the maximum sentence of 90 days
in jail, to be followed by three years of supervised probation.
On the conviction for misrepresenting himself as a clinical social
worker, the court imposed a consecutive 90-day sentence, before
suspending that sentence. Larry Dexter Williams must post a $25,000
appeal bond in the event he elects to appeal his conviction to the
Circuit Court. The defendant is appealing a previous conviction
in Anne Arundel County.
instant offenses occurred in Baltimore County between August 8,
2001 and November 16, 2001. On August 8, 2001, Larry Dexter Williams
was hired for the position of Clinical Supervisor by The Gregory
Foundation, a non- profit organization providing services to children
with psychological and psychiatric needs. The children served by
The Gregory Foundation are between the ages of two and 15. They
are severely emotionally disturbed, having been abandoned, abused,
Dexter Williams was hired as Clinical Supervisor based upon his
representations that he had a masters degree in social work, the
requisite seven-year minimum experience as a clinical social worker,
two years of clinical supervisory experience, and that he was licensed
in Maryland as a certified clinical social worker. Williams was
terminated by The Gregory Foundation when they discovered that his
social work license was a forgery. The States investigation
further determined that Williams submitted a fake masters degree
diploma, as well.
case was prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the
Attorney Generals Office, with the assistance of the Maryland
Board of Social Work Examiners.