A 27-year-old teacher at Rockville’s Montrose Christian School has been arrested for various sex offenses, according to Delmarvanow.com. The Pennsylvania woman has been accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student in an inappropriate relationship that lasted from the fall of 2010 to January of this year. Following an anonymous tip received by school officials, the teacher was arrested on February 9 by Montgomery County Police, and is now charged with two counts each of sexual abuse of a minor and a fourth degree sex offense.
Online court records show that the 27-year-old was released after posting a $250,000 bond. The Rockville school released a statement announcing the teacher will no longer teach at the school.
Under Maryland law, a fourth degree sexual offense is considered a nonviolent sexual offense, and involves sexual contact or a sexual act with a person 14 or 15 years of age. Though the young woman in this case isn’t charged with a sexual crime that was violent in nature, any sex crime conviction in the state of Maryland is a very serious offense with life-altering consequences. A sex crime conviction may carry different penalties, including mandatory registration as a sex offender or imprisonment.
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