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Aspen Hill Man Arrested for Sexual Assault; Additional Victims a Concern

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 3, 2022

Gaithersburg, MDDetectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Sex Assault Unit are investigating the December 23 sexual assault of an adult female in the 4100 block of Landgreen St. in Aspen Hill.

On Monday, December 27, 2021 detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division, Sex Assault Unit responded to an area hospital for the report of a sexual assault that occurred on December 23, 2021.

The investigation by detectives determined that the victim joined a local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) approximately 10 weeks prior. AA group leader Michael Joseph Weschler, Jr., befriended the victim and invited her to his home, located in the 4100 block of Landgreen St. in Aspen Hill, to help her with treatment and the required acts of service. While at his house, the victim was sexually assaulted by Weschler, Jr.

Detectives are concerned that Weschler, Jr. may have used his position within Alcoholics Anonymous to sexually assault other women. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division Sex Assault Unit at 240-773-5050.

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Release ID: 22-004
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: sexual-offense