Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Girls claim Meadow Hall Elementary School teacher touched them inappropriately, The Washington Post reports.
Two more students have accused a teacher of sexually abusing them at Meadow Hall Elementary School in Rockville, The Washington Post reports. The students—both 11-year-old girls—claim fifth-grade teacher Timothy Krupica, 30, fondled them outside their clothes and forced them to touch him inappropriately, a police spokeswoman told The Post. Krupica surrendered voluntarily by reporting to the Rockville Police station Monday, The Post reports. Read The Washington Post’s account online, at washingtonpost.com. In February, Krupica was charged with sexually abusing a minor and related sex offenses, Patch reported. The charges stem from allegations of two other 11-year-old girls who claim they were forced to touch Krupica inappropriately while …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Nathaniel Morales is accused of molesting boys during in Gaithersburg in the 1980s and 90s.
(Update: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2:10 p.m.) The man accused of molesting boys during his time was never a pastor or teacher affiliated with the Covenant Life Church, according to a statement released through the church's blog Wednesday morning. The statement says, in part: The reports contain allegations that this abuse occurred when Mr. Morales was a teacher, erroneously implying that he was a teacher at Covenant Life School. The reports fail to state that Mr. Morales, though a church member at the time, was never a pastor in Covenant Life Church nor a teacher in Covenant Life School. Rather, Mr. Morales was a teacher employed by an independent private school in Montgomery County not affiliated with Covenant Life Church or School. Contrary to …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Michael J. Lyons, who pleaded guilty Nov. 30, worked at Earth Treks.
A former climbing instructor from Rockville who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a 14-year-old student, was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. Michael J. Lyons, who was 31 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to one count of child sexual abuse on Nov. 30 after he was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl who was a member of a competitive rock climbing team he coached through the Earth Treks Climbing Center in Columbia. Howard County Circuit Judge Louis Becker III sentenced Lyons to 15 years, with all but four years suspended. Lyons was credited with serving 221 days and will serve an additional three-plus years. Lyons was charged with one count of the sex abuse of a minor, three counts of third-degree sex offense and …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Former climbing instructor Michael J. Lyons is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 3.
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
A Rockville man who worked as a climbing instructor faces eight years in prison and a list of conditions that will follow him for the rest of his life as the result of a plea agreement reached in Howard County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Michael J. Lyons pleaded guilty to one count of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl who was a member of a competitive climbing team he coached while employed by the Earth Treks Climbing Center in Columbia. Lyons, 31, was charged with one count of the sex abuse of a minor, three counts of third-degree sex offense and one count of the sexual solicitation of a minor, according to court documents. Daniel Lloyd Montague, an assistant coach at Earth Treks charged with multiple counts of misdemeanor sex offense …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Victim is a member of the climbing team at Earth Treks gym.
A Rockville man who was a rock climbing instructor at several Maryland climbing gyms, has been charged in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, the Howard County Department of Police said in a news release on Wednesday. Michael J. Lyons, 31, of 1037 Brice Road in Rockville, has been charged with one count of sex abuse of a minor, one count of sexual solicitation of a minor, six counts of third-degree sex offenses, three counts of fourth-degree sex offenses and one count of second-degree assault, according to online court records. Police say the charges stem from incidents that occurred between April 2011 and June 2011 at the Earth Treks climbing gym in the 7100 block of Columbia Gateway Drive in Columbia. The victim, who is on the gym’…
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Man grabbed 20-year-old woman along Veirs Mill Road.
Police detectives are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred on Monday evening just east of Twinbrook Parkway along the shoulder of Veirs Mill Road, county police said in a news release. Officers from the county police department's 1st District, Rockville City Police and Maryland-National Capital Park Police responded to a call at about 7:10 p.m. A 20-year-old woman said that she was walking along Veirs Mill Road toward Aspen Hill Road from the direction of Twinbrook Parkway between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. when an unknown man approached her from behind and tried to start a conversation, according to the release. When the woman continued walking the man grabbed her and attempted to pull her into the nearby woods, the …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Michael Zachery Barrack's trial postponed until April.
A Prince George’s County Sheriff's deputy faces three assault charges stemming from a fight at a Kentlands nightspot that started after he allegedly slapped a woman’s backside. Michael Zachery Barrack, 27, of Rockville is charged in Montgomery County District Court with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault as a result of the August brawl at the Star Diner. Barrack has been with the sheriff's office since July 2007. He has been reassigned to administrative duties, according to a spokeswoman. His trial was set to begin Friday but was postponed until April because of a procedural mix-up. Barrack’s attorney, Barry Helfand, declined to comment. Court documents describe the following scenario at Star …