Former MCPS Paraeducator Charged with Sexually Abusing a Student
A former paraeducator at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring and assistant track coach at Wheaton High School faces charges he had inappropriate contact with a female student.
Montgomery County Police announced Friday they arrested Robert Otis Wilson, 23 of Silver Spring on Thursday night for inappropriate contact with a female student at school.
Wilson was charged with sex abuse of a minor and and three counts of third-degree sex offense, according to police. He is being held on bond and is scheduled for a bond review in Montgomery County District Court today.
MCPS released the following statement to MyMCMedia:
“We are very concerned and disturbed about the allegations against Mr. Wilson and that some of the alleged conduct that led to his arrest may have occurred on school property. We will continue to work with the Montgomery County Police Department and encourage anyone who has any information that may be helpful to the investigation to contact the police immediately.
When this allegation came to the attention of a member of the Loiederman Middle School staff earlier this month, it was immediately reported to Child Protective Services and the Montgomery County Police Department, which began an investigation. We are grateful for their partnership. We are continuing to support the student, the student’s family, and the school community.
MCPS has taken great strides to improve its policies, procedures, and protocols related to preventing, identifying, and reporting allegations of child abuse and neglect. We will continue to improve in this area in collaboration with our partners in Child Protective Services, the Montgomery County Police Department, and the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Wilson worked as a special education paraeducator from August 2013 through March 30, 2015, when he moved to the Division of Food and Nutrition Services warehouse—a job he applied for. For the past two years, he has also worked as the assistant track coach at Wheaton High School. He is currently on administrative leave. Both communities are being notified about his arrest, which occurred late last night.”