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Former Montgomery County Teacher Convicted of Sexual Abuse Released on Bond; Detectives Seek Additional Victims

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 18, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - John Anthony Vigna, a former Montgomery County elementary school teacher who was convicted in 2017 for sexual abuse of students, has been released from prison.


In July 2023 the conviction of Vigna, now 58-years-old, was overturned and he was released on bond as he awaits a new trial.


Since his initial conviction, additional victims have come forward.  Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division believe that there may be more.  Detectives would like to speak with any potential victims and urge them to call 240-773-5050.


The allegations against Vigna stem from his time as a teacher at Cloverly Elementary School on Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring, where he is accused of inappropriately touching female students between August 2001 and February 2016.  He began teaching at Cloverly in October 1991.


Anyone with information regarding John Anthony Vigna is asked to visit the Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, Maryland website at and click on the link at the top of the page or call 1-866-411-8477 or 240-773-5050.


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Release ID: 23-553
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: sexual-offense