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Silver Spring Man Arrested for Sex Offenses

Montgomery County police have arrested and charged Leslie Boyd Altstatt, age 83, of the 10600 block of Lombardy Road in Silver Spring with numerous sexual offenses/acts and child abuse.

photo of Leslie Altstatt

Leslie Altstatt
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The abuse occurred between the years of 1964 and 1996 and the three female victims were related to Altstatt, according to police.

In late February 2014, the three female victims notified Montgomery County Police of sexual abuse that had occurred when they were younger. According to police, an investigation revealed that Altstatt committed sexual offenses and acts against the three victims between the years of 1964 and 1996. One victim reported that her abuse occurred between the ages of six to fifteen and that she was abused hundreds of times, police said.

On April 25, Altstatt was arrested by the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes detectives on the strength of arrest warrants and transported to the Central Processing Unit. Since that time, he has been released on bond. Altstatt has been charged with with five counts of committing a third degree sex offense, child abuse, and six counts of committing an unnatural and perverted sex practice, according to police.

Leslie Altstatt was employed as a pediatrician and researcher at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center located at 6900 Georgia Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C., from the mid-1960s until the early 1980s, police said. Because of Altstatt’s position as a pediatrician and his access to children, detectives are concerned that there may be additional victims of Altstatt.

Anyone who feels that he/she was victimized by Altstatt is asked to contact the Family Crimes Division at 240.773.5400.


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