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Former Montgomery County Public Schools Employee Charged with Sexual Offense

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 2, 2018

Detectives with the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Hector Hermes Lagos Toro, age 58, of Locustdale Drive in Germantown, with sexual abuse of a minor and a third degree sex offense.  The charges stem from an incident that occurred in the 2010 - 2011 school year and involve Toro, in his role as a paraeducator, allowing a 7-year-old female elementary school student to reach into his pants pocket to look for candy.

In March 2018, the victim, (who is now 15), came forward to police and reported the abuse.  The victim stated that on a date in the 2010-2011 school year, Toro was monitoring second grade indoor recess as part of his role as an instructional assistant at Stedwick Elementary School.  The victim stated that Toro allowed her to reach into his pockets and manipulate his private area as she searched for candy.

During an interview with detectives, Toro confirmed that children at the school frequently placed their hands in his pockets in search of treats.

Toro was arrested on the strength of a criminal warrant on Friday, March 30, and was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He was released on bond.

Detectives are requesting that parents of juveniles who may have had contact with Hector Hermes Lagos Toro to talk to their children about any interaction with him and contact SVID detectives at 240-773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.


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Release ID: 18-130
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: sexual-offense, uncategorized