Potomac Man Arrested for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Richard Brian Shemer Photo | Montgomery County Police

Richard Brian Shemer
Photo | Montgomery County Police

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division – Child Exploitation Unit have arrested a Potomac man for the sexual abuse of a female student that occurred at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington.

According to police, on September 28, detectives received information that a female student at Albert Einstein had been receiving inappropriate emails from a teacher at the school.  Police said the teacher was later identified as Richard Brian Shemer, age 50, of the 13200 block of Maplecrest Drive in Potomac.

Police said that further investigation revealed that the victim and Shemer had developed a close relationship during the 2012-2013 school year.  During the current school year, police said, the victim visited Shemer’s classroom where they had conversations about sex and sex acts.  These verbal conversations continued outside of school via email, according to police, who noted that the victim’s parent discovered these emails and contacted police.

Based on the above, police said an arrest warrant was obtained and Shemer was arrested at his residence on Oct. 2.

He was charged with one count of sex abuse of minor and was being held on a $250,000 bond.


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