Todd Scriber, age 38, of Gaithersburg, has been arrested and charged by Montgomery County Police – Special Victims Investigations Division detectives with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. At the time of the offenses, Todd Scriber was a Montgomery County Public School Teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC), located at 4301 East West Highway. The three female victims were Scriber’s students. During the incidents related to these charges, Scriber took photographs of fully-clothed female students while they were in his classroom. Some of the photographs emphasized various areas of the female anatomy. The photographs were taken without the victims’ permission or knowledge.
On October 5, 2015, a 14-year-old female reported to police that she was a student of Scriber’s. She stated that on October 2, she was completing an exam in his classroom after school. When the student approached Scriber to ask a question about the exam, she noticed that he was holding a cellular phone and appeared to be taking photographs underneath her skirt. She jumped back and created distance between Scriber and herself. She completed the exam and went home and told her family what had occurred. This student’s report launched an investigation.
On October 6, a detective spoke with Scriber about the incident with the 14-year-old student. Scriber agreed to allow the detective to view photographs on his cellular phone. While looking at the photographs on the phone, the investigator observed photographs of juvenile females who appeared to be in a classroom; the subject of the photographs was specific areas of the females’ bodies. Once Scriber realized that the detective was viewing those photographs, he attempted to grab the cellular phone. At that time, the detective seized the phone and obtained a search warrant to search the phone for evidence.
Montgomery County Schools cooperated fully with Montgomery County Police during the investigation. After this initial police interview with Scriber, Montgomery County Public Schools placed Scriber on leave and he is no longer employed with the school system.
Through investigation, detectives were able to identify three female students in the photos: two 17-year-olds and one 16-year-old.
Detectives obtained a warrant for Scriber’s arrest, charging him with three counts of child sexual abuse and earlier today, he turned himself in.
Anyone who believes she may have been victimized by Scriber in a similar way should call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.