Former High School Football Coach Charged with Sexual Offenses Against Two Players; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Christopher Papadopoulos, age 26, of Thorburn Place in Gaithersburg, with offenses related to his sexual abuse of two high school males.  Papadopoulous served as an assistant varsity coach for the Thomas S. Wootton High School football team from 2016 to 2020.  At the time of the offenses, the victims played football for the Thomas S. Wootton High School and Papadopoulos was one of the coaches.  The sexual interactions occurred after school hours and did not occur on school property.

On February 28, 2020, SVID detectives began an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of the two victims by Papadopoulos.  Detectives learned that Papadopoulos sexually abused and exploited the first victim on multiple occasions.  Detectives also learned that Papadopoulos sexually abused and solicited the second victim.

Last night, October 12, Papadopoulos was served with an arrest warrant charging him with offenses to include sexual abuse of a minor.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held on a no bond status.  He has bond review today.

Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims of Papadopoulos and are asking anyone who believes that he/she is a victim to call SVID detectives at 240-773-5400.

**Inquiries regarding Christopher Papadopoulos’ employment should be directed to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

Christopher Papadopoulos

Suspect Arrested for Downtown Wheaton Second-Degree Rape; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Montgomery Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Christopher Xavier Green, age 36, of Upton Drive in Kensington, with the second-degree rape of an adult female that occurred on September 8 in Wheaton.

On Tuesday, September 8 at approximately 11:40 pm, 4th District officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred in the Wheaton Central Business District (CBD). SVID detectives were notified and began an investigation.

Detectives determined that the victim was walking in the area of an amphitheater located at Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive when she noticed a male, later identified as Green, walking toward her. The victim attempted to walk in another direction but Green grabbed her upper arm and began to inappropriately touch her.  Green forced the victim to a nearby secluded area and raped her.  The victim was able to break free from Green and run away.

Through investigation, fourth district patrol officers and SVID detectives developed Green as a suspect.  On September 17, the Montgomery County Police Crime Laboratory received notice that the suspect’s DNA taken from the scene matched the DNA of Christopher Green.

A warrant was issued for Green’s arrest, charging him with second-degree rape and second-degree assault.  At approximately 9:30 p.m. on September 18, Green was arrested in the area of University Boulevard West and Grandview Avenue.

Green was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Detectives are concerned that Green may have sexually assaulted other victims.  Anyone who believes he/she was victimized by Green is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Christopher Green

Suspect Charged with Second-Degree Rape; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Montgomery Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have charged Douglas Clifton Stewart, age 35, of the 6200 block of Wilmette Drive, in Burke, Virginia, with the second-degree rape of an adult female that occurred on August 23 in Olney.

On August 23, the victim reported that she had been sexually assaulted.  SVID detectives began an investigation.

Detectives determined that the victim and Stewart, who the victim knew as “Clifton”, began talking via a dating application on August 22.  They arranged to meet at a public parking lot located in Olney.

In the evening of August 23, the victim and Stewart met at the parking lot.  Both the victim and Stewart exited their vehicles and Stewart offered to drive the victim to get food.  As Stewart drove he sexually and physically assaulted the victim.  He then returned to the parking lot where they had met and shoved the victim out of the vehicle.

Through investigation, Stewart was developed as a suspect.  A warrant was issued for Stewart’s arrest, charging him with second-degree rape, second-degree assault, and a fourth-degree sexual offense..  At approximately 9:15 yesterday morning (September 16), Stewart was arrested at his home.

Stewart was transported to the Fairfax County (Virginia) Detention Center and is awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.

Detectives are concerned Stewart may have sexually assaulted other victims.  Anyone who believes he/she was victimized by Stewart is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Douglas Clifton Stewart

School Teacher Arrested for Inappropriate Sexual Contact with Student; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Maxwell Alexander Bero, age 30, of Gate Rail Road in Clarskburg, with offenses related to his inappropriate sexual contact with a fourteen-year-old female.  The offenses occurred from August 2014 to June 2015, when the female victim was an eighth-grade student and Bero was her teacher at the Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring.  The sexual interactions occurred after school hours on school property.

On July 28, 2020, SVID detectives began an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of the (now 19-year-old) victim by Bero.  Detectives learned that during the 2014-2015 school year, Bero engaged in inappropriate sexual contact and exchanged inappropriate sexual materials and messages with the juvenile victim/student.

Earlier today, August 26, Bero was served with an arrest warrant charging him with offenses to include sexual abuse of a minor and multiple counts of committing a third-degree sexual offense. He was transported to the Central Processing Unit. Bond information is not available at this time.

Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims of Bero and are asking anyone who believes that he/she is a victim to call SVID detectives at 240-773-5400.

Bero’s current teaching assignment is at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg.  Bero has been placed on administrative leave by the school system.  Inquiries regarding his employment should be directed to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

Maxwell Bero

Suspect Charged with Second-Degree Rape; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Orlando Constantino Coffield, age 38, of Postgate Terrace in Aspen Hill, with the second-degree rape and second-degree assault of an adult female that occurred at his apartment on May 25.

On May 26, the victim reported to Montgomery County police officers that a man she knew as Orlando, who lived in the same apartment complex as she did and who she was acquainted with, sexually assaulted her the previous day.  SVID detectives began an investigation.

Detectives determined that on May 25, Coffield invited the victim to his apartment.  The victim went to his residence and during that time, Coffield sexually assaulted the victim.  During the assault, the victim sustained bruises to parts of her body to include her legs and arms.

A warrant was issued for Coffield’s arrest and he was arrested on June 2 in Ocean City by Montgomery County police officers.  Coffield was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he is being held without bond.

Investigators are concerned that there may be additional victims of Coffield.  Anyone who believes that he/she was a victim or has any information about a victim is urged to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.

Orlando Coffield