sex abuse

February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy After Lawsuits, Montgomery County Troops Unaffected

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in the midst of hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits from former scouts who say they were abused by leaders.  This means that civil litigation is halted, and there will be no jury trial. Alleged victims with lawsuits now have to file in bankruptcy court. The […]

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October 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Oct. 6-12

Once again, public safety news tops our Top 10 of stories on In addition, our story on Gov. Larry Hogan’s visit to Newport Mill Middle School and their new fitness equipment also one of best-read stories of the week. Police Investigating Rape at a Bus Stop in Gaithersburg President Orders U.S. Flag to Half […]

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May 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from April 28-May 4

Public safety news was the top story of the week, with the story of a man in Poolesville who pointed a gun at his landlord. Other top stories included Metro’s plans for the Shady Grove and Rockville stations, the Germantown homicide investigation, the story of a homeless woman, and the follow-up on a story about […]

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December 5, 2014 | Krista Brick

Nine More MCPS Students Say Former Teacher Abused Them at School (VIDEO)

“There is more that we can do.” That was the comment made by MCPS Superintendent Joshua P. Starr in a YouTube video he made following a Montgomery County Police press conference about the sexual abuse allegations against one of the school system’s former substitute teachers. Police announced that nine other students reported abuses by the […]

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September 17, 2014 | Krista Brick

Former Tutor and Coach Sentenced in Sex Abuse Case

A former tutor and private athletic coach was sentenced today to seven years in prison for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl. Daniel Mandel Sirotkin, 30 of Germantown, pleaded guilty in the case against him. Montgomery County Judge Richard E. Jordan sentenced Sirotkin to 35 years but suspended all but seven years. Sirotkin must also register […]

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December 10, 2013 | Staff Writer

Detectives Arrest Coach (Photo)

Montgomery County detectives have arrested a Germantown man for sex offenses allegedly committed against a teenage girl that he was coaching and tutoring. According to a police statement, in November of 2013, Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) officials notified the police department that a man hired by parents as a private tutor and private athletic […]

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