Update: Suspect Charged with Additional Counts of Sex Offenses
In October 2014 detectives from the Montgomery County Police, Special Victims Investigation Division began investigating allegations of a sex offense to a student at Roberto Clemente Middle School. On October 17, 2014, Jose Pineda, a substitute teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools was charged with one count of Third Degree Sex Offense. Since that arrest three more victims have come forward with similar allegations.
On November 21, 2014 detectives charged Jose Pineda with three additional counts of Third Degree Sex Offense and three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Two of the victims were students at Ridgeview Middle School and one was a victim student at Forest Oak Middle School. At the times of the alleged sex offenses the students were in either the 6th or 7th grade.
The two incidents at Ridgeview Middle School occurred during the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Pineda allegedly inappropriately touched two female students on two different occasions during the school day while acting as a substitute teacher.
The incident at Forest Oak Middle School occurred in 2004. Again, Mr. Pineda allegedly touched a female student inappropriately during the school day while acting as a substitute teacher.
Jose Pineda is currently being held on $150,000 bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center with a bond review scheduled for Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockville District Court.