According to an ABC 2 News report, a high school English teacher from Anne Arundel County was recently arrested and is now charged with sexually abusing three of his students. The charging documents indicate that the 29-year-old Glen Burnie High School teacher had inappropriate relationships with three female students. One of the alleged incidents happened with a former student who he met when he was coaching junior varsity basketball; the second occurred with a student who is still attending Glen Burnie, with the encounters happening in his classroom; and the third happened this school year with a 16-year-old girl, with encounters taking place in the teacher’s home, among other places.
According to reports, an assistant coach overheard a suspicious conversation with the third victim in which she discussed the trysts, and he immediately notified the high school’s principal who in turn notified the Department of Social Services. The teacher now faces numerous child sex charges and is being held on 3 million dollars bail. The case is alarming Maryland parents, and the head of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center urges parents to keep a close eye on their children, and if they are spending an inordinate amount of time with one adult, it could be a cause for concern.
The consequences of the crime of sex with a minor can include anything from imprisonment, heavy fines, mandatory sex offender registration, or probation. The state of Maryland has four categories of persons convicted of sexual offenses:
- An offender;
- A child sexual offender;
- A sexually violent offender; and
- A sexually violent predator.
If convicted, the suspect in this case would likely be a child sexual offender, which includes the crime of sexual abuse of a minor.
A sex crime accusation can be extremely damaging to a person’s reputation, especially as an educator. A strong legal defense can prove key in getting an optimal outcome in the case. The skilled Bethesda sex crime defense lawyers with Alpert Schreyer have years of experience defending those convicted of sex crimes and can help you get the best possible results in your case. For a free consultation, please call (866) 444-6363.