A 29-year-old high school teacher, who taught English at Glen Burnie High,
was charged last Thursday with multiple
sex offenses involving three 15-year-old and 16-year-old female students. As Maria
Glod reports for the Washington Post, the sex offense charges include
sexual abuse of a minor and sexual solicitation of a minor.
The 29-year-old teacher had “sexual relations” with the girls
both while on the premises of Glen Burnie High and elsewhere, during school
hours and non-school hours, during a period of time ranging from November
2009 to October 2011.
As Glod reports, the man has been removed from his teaching position at
In Maryland, third and fourth-degree sex crimes – like those that
the teacher has been charged with – are slightly less serious than
first-degree sex crimes (at least in terms of the consequences), but will
nonetheless result in mandatory sex offender registration.
Sex offender registration can last from anywhere from 10 years to lifetime
registration, depending on the circumstances.
In other words, any sex crime conviction (or arrest, for that matter) is
a life-changing experience.