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After-School Program Employee Charged with Inappropriate Touching of Student

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 5, 2017


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department -  Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Roy A. Simmons III, age 41, of the 9500 block of Bell Vernon Place in Gaithersburg, with a sex offense committed against a 10-year-old female student while Simmons was employed with a company that administered an after-school program at the victim’s school.

In May of 2017, detectives began investigating the report of Simmons inappropriately touching the victim.  The victim stated to investigators that in November of 2016, she was attending an after-school event sponsored by a company named “Kids Adventures” at Carderock Springs Elementary School located at 7401 Persimmon Tree Lane in Potomac.  The victim knew Simmons from his capacity as a group leader for “Kids Adventures”. The victim further stated that Simmons was leading a group activity when he inappropriately touched her while she was separated from other students.

During a police interview, Simmons admitted to the inappropriate contact.

On October 3, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Simmons charging him with one count of fourth-degree sex offense and one count of second-degree assault.

This afternoon (October 5), Simmons turned himself in and was served with the arrest warrant at the Central Processing Unit.  Bond information for Simmons is not yet available.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims.  Detectives are requesting that parents of students who may have had contact with Simmons, to talk to their children about their interactions with him and contact SVID detectives at 240-773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.

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Release ID: 17-314
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: sexual-offense