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Detectives Charge Private High School Teacher for Inappropriate Sexual Contact with Two Students

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 17, 2015


Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division detectives have been investigating the report of inappropriate sexual contact between a private school teacher and two students that occurred to one student beginning in 2012 and to the other student beginning in 2015.

On July 14, 2015, a teenage female victim disclosed that a male teacher at her school, Connelly School of the Holy Child, located at 9029 Bradley Boulevard in Potomac, had initiated and then maintained a personal relationship with her that began in October of 2014. It began with informal association at social and sporting events, then increased to daily personal communications, and by May of 2015, had escalated to inappropriate sexual touching.

Through the course of the investigation a second victim was confirmed. Victim 2’s encounters with the suspect had begun in 2008 when Victim 2 was a teenage student at Connelly. The suspect had cultivated a personal friendship with her, which escalated by 2012 to inappropriate sexual contact.

The suspect, Justin Andrew Gordon, age 40, of the 17500 block of Christer Street in Poolesville, was a robotics teacher, provided technical support to the school and was the moderator to the Technology Club at Connelly School of the Holy Child. His employment by the school was terminated when the administration became aware of the criminal allegations against him.

Gordon was arrested and charged on July 16 with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of fourth-degree sexual offense. He was held on a $35,000 bond.

Detectives are concerned that there may be other victims and ask that anyone who believes that they have been victimized by Gordon, call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

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Release ID: 15-213
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