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Germantown Man Arrested for Sex Offenses

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 7, 2012

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Family Crimes Division, Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Section have arrested a Germantown man for several sex-related offenses.

Today, Cuyler Jay Cornell, age 50, of the unit block of Stonebridge Court in Germantown was arrested and charged with several sex-related offenses.  Cornell is a 7th grade teacher at Neelsville Middle School in Germantown.

In February 2012, detectives received information that suspicious and inappropriate contact was occurring between a teacher at Neelsville Middle School, later identified as Cornell, and a 14-year-old student at the school.  Investigation revealed that Cornell befriended the victim during the 2010-2011 school year when the victim was a student in Cornell’s classroom.  During the school year, Cornell began visiting the victim’s home and going on excursions with the victim outside the realm of school activities.

The relationship between Cornell and the victim continued when the school year ended, and detectives believe that it was during the summer of 2011 that Cornell inappropriately touched the victim on two occasions.  During the 2011-2012 (current) school year, the victim and Cornell continued to spend time together at school.  After witnessing what they felt was inappropriate contact between Cornell and the victim on several occasions, independent witnesses notified school administrators and police, and the investigation was initiated.

Based on the above, an arrest warrant was obtained for Cornell, and he was arrested today without incident.  Cornell was charged with two counts of committing a third degree sex offense and one count of sexual abuse of a minor.  Bond and bond review information is unavailable at this time.

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Release ID: 12-058
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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