Monday, March 19, 2018

WBAL: 3 Children report touching by MCPS Substitute Teacher

A substitute teacher has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor and fourth-degree sexual offense in Montgomery County.
Now, school officials are concerned he may have been involved in inappropriate behavior with children in other school districts where he worked.
...A court charging document indicates the 11-year-old boy claims Katz touched his shoulder and then moved his hand down to the child's buttocks. According to the court record, Katz denied, then confessed, admitting to investigators he apologized to the victim for touching him on his buttocks and that it was an "accident."
"He did touch the back of the female student, and advised that he apologized to her," charging documents stated. "Katz also stated he touched the waist of another student in the class and apologized to that student as well."
"We're asking all of our parents to have conversations with our young people, if they've had any interaction with this individual, to bring that forward immediately," said Dr. Michael Martirano, Howard County Schools interim superintendent...

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