Sex abuse charges were filed against a Rockville elementary school teacher, police reported Thursday, stemming from allegations that he molested two female students.
Timothy Vincent Krupica, 30, of Frederick, MD, was arrested Thursday. He was charged with sexually abusing a minor and several sex-offense charges, according to court records accessed online. A bail review hearing was set for 1 p.m. Friday.
Krupica is a fifth grade teacher at Meadow Hall Elementary School in Rockville, school officials confirmed. Krupica has worked at the school since 2009.
Police said the reported abuse occurred between September 2012 and February 2013. Two 11-year-old girls claimed they were forced to touch the teacher inappropriately inside a classroom, according to Montgomery County Police Officer Janelle Smith, a spokeswoman.
The girls’ allegations were brought to school staff on Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig told Patch.
“Our administration immediately notified police and child protective services to investigate,” Tofig said.
Tofig said Krupica has been placed on administrative leave with pay in accordance with MCPS policy.
This is not the first time a teacher at Meadow Hall has been arrested for alleged crimes involving children.
In February 2012, a special education teacher at Meadow Hall pleaded guilty of two counts of sexually soliciting a minor, according to online court records. Police said Jeremy Earle Brown II solicited undercover detectives who were posing as 14-year-old girls in online chat rooms, Patch reported.