Fourth-degree sex offense

October 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Karate Instructor Charged with Sex Abuse of Girl

A 54-year-old Gaithersburg karate instructor has been charged with inappropriate touching of a 15-year-old girl, a Montgomery County police statement released Tuesday said. Frank Yul Pugarita of the 8400 block of Mountain Laurel Lane is being held without bail, according to online court records. The offenses occurred at the Pugarita Karate studio at 8945 North […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Man Faces Sex Offense Against 10-Year-Old

Update, 11:50 a.m.: A letter from Carderock Springs Elementary School Principal Jae W. Lee said Simmons was temporary part-time paraeducator at the school, in addition to his Kids Adventures position. Simmons was immediately fired from MCPS after the allegations of his actions were shared with the school, Lee wrote. “These charges are deeply concerning and […]

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June 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Man Charged with Sex Offense Against Teen

A 73-year-old Bethesda man has been charged with fourth-degree sexual offense and sexual abuse of a teenage male, according to a Montgomery County police statement. No bail has been set for Howard Earl Alpert, 73, of Adelaide Drive, who is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to online court records. The victim […]

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