sexual assault

June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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June 5, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Aspen Hill Man Charged With Rape, Assault

A 38-year old Aspen Hill man has been charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault in the sexual assault of a woman on May 25. Orlando Constantino Coffield, a resident of Postgate Terrace in Aspen Hill, was arrested on June 2 in Ocean City by Montgomery County police officers and is currently being held without […]

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February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigating Attempted Sexual Assault in North Bethesda

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are investigating an attempted sexual assault in North Bethesda on Feb. 13.  At around 3:05 p.m. a male tried to sexually assault an adult female on California Circle, according to a press release. The woman resisted and the suspect fled.  Police described […]

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February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus Sexual Assault Victims File Lawsuits Against School Board, Administrators, Coaches

Four students who said they “were victims of vicious sexual assaults” in Damascus High School football locker rooms during 2017 to 2019 filed suit Thursday against the Montgomery County Board of Education and several Damascus school officials and coaches. The 33-page and 31-page lawsuits detail the sexual assault incidents as well as an environment in […]

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January 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Sexual Assault in Gaithersburg

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating a sexual assault that happened earlier this week in Gaithersburg. According to a press release, a woman was walking in the area of Mountain Laurel Lane and Flower Hill Way on Monday between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. when she was approached from behind and touched inappropriately […]

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November 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Man Charged With Raping Virginia Girl

A Silver Spring man has been charged with sexual assault of a girl from Virginia, a Montgomery County police statement said. Christopher Joseph Clark, 38, of the 1100 block of Fidler Lane is being held without bail, facing charges of second-degree rape and second-degree assault, online court records say. The rape charge carries a maximum […]

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November 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Seek Man Who Sexually Assaulted Juvenile in Rockville Area

Police are investigating the sexual assault of a girl that happened in the Rockville area on Oct. 31. Investigators released a composite sketch of a man sought for the assault and are asking the public to come forward with information. According to a police statement, the victim told detectives she was walking between apartment buildings […]

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September 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Say Virginia Man Charged With Rape May Have More Victims

A Virginia man has been charged with a rape that occurred Aug, 24 in Silver Spring, according to Montgomery County police. Oluwakayode Adewole Adebusuyi of Fairfax, Virginia, allegedly assaulted and raped a 28-year old woman, police said. Police received a report of a woman crying in the middle of the 6900 block of Clarendon Road […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

Montgomery County Public Schools published a letter that Superintendent Jack Smith emailed to the Damascus high school community on Sunday. The letter is about how MCPS is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into alleged rapes and violent assaults at Damascus, and they’ve also hired an external firm to internally investigate the school and football team […]

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