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Former High School Football Coach Charged with Sexual Offenses Against Two Players; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Christopher Papadopoulos, age 26, of Thorburn Place in Gaithersburg, with offenses related to his sexual abuse of two high school males.  Papadopoulous served as an assistant varsity coach for the Thomas S. Wootton High School football team from 2016 to 2020.  At the time of the offenses, the victims played football for the Thomas S. Wootton High School and Papadopoulos was one of the coaches.  The sexual interactions occurred after school hours and did not occur on school property.

On February 28, 2020, SVID detectives began an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of the two victims by Papadopoulos.  Detectives learned that Papadopoulos sexually abused and exploited the first victim on multiple occasions.  Detectives also learned that Papadopoulos sexually abused and solicited the second victim.

Last night, October 12, Papadopoulos was served with an arrest warrant charging him with offenses to include sexual abuse of a minor.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held on a no bond status.  He has bond review today.

Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims of Papadopoulos and are asking anyone who believes that he/she is a victim to call SVID detectives at 240-773-5400.

**Inquiries regarding Christopher Papadopoulos' employment should be directed to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

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Release ID: 20-401
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: sexual-offense