Montgomery County Public School Security Employee Charged with Sex Offense

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested Mike Anthony Lievano, age 21, of University Boulevard in Silver Spring, and have charged him with having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School female student while he worked as a security employee at the school.  Montgomery County Public School administrators placed Lievano on administrative leave as soon as they learned of these allegations.

On Thursday, May 4, SVID detectives were notified of the allegations.  Detectives interviewed the victim who told investigators that she and Lievano communicated via text messages and started dating on March 29, 2017.  During that time, Lievano engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with the victim at her home and at his home.

On May 5, Lievano was interviewed by detectives and made admissions relating to the allegations.  Detectives continued to investigate and a warrant was obtained for Lievano’s arrest, charging him with sexual abuse of a minor, a third-degree sex offense, and fourth-degree sex offense.  Lievano turned himself in to investigators late last night and was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Anyone who believes that his/her child may have been victimized by Lievano in a similar way should call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Mike Lievano

 

Detectives Charge Suspect with Rape and Robbery

Antonio Devon Kamara

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Antonio Devon Kamara, age 33, of an unconfirmed address, with the first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and robbery of a 32-year-old female.  Kamara committed these offenses yesterday afternoon on Castle Boulevard.

On Wednesday, April 26 at approximately 2:27 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a resident who reported that a woman had flagged him down in the 13800 block of Castle Boulevard and said that she had been raped.

3rd District officers responded to that area of Castle Boulevard and located the victim.  The victim stated to the officers that she had been walking on the sidewalk in that area of Castle Boulevard and was talking on her cell phone when the suspect approached her from behind.  The suspect attempted to talk to her, and she did not respond.  The suspect grabbed the victim from behind, took her cell phone, and pushed the victim into a wooded area off of Castle Boulevard.  The victim began screaming for help and the suspect threatened to kill her if she did not remain quiet.  The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim and stole money from the victim’s purse before fleeing on foot.

The victim provided the suspect’s description to officers.  A 3rd District officer observed an individual, later identified as Kamara, who matched the suspect’s description walking in that area of Castle Boulevard.  The officer attempted to stop Kamara but he fled on foot as the officer approached.

Officers pursued Kamara on foot into a wooded area where he was taken into custody.  The victim positively identified Kamara as the person who had sexually assaulted her.

Kamara was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, robbery, theft less than $100.00, and kidnapping.  Kamara was ordered to be held without bond.

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Detectives Investigate Indecent Exposure and Sex Offense on Ride On Bus In Wheaton; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who committed an indecent exposure and sex offense on a Ride On bus

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the March 30 indecent exposure and sex offense that occurred on a Ride On bus in Wheaton.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, March 30 at approximately 7:30 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the intersection of Randolph Road and Dalewood Drive for the report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred.  The 17-year-old female victim told officers that she boarded a Ride On bus at the Twinbrook Metro Station and sat at the back of the bus.  The victim further stated that the adult male suspect, who was already seated at the front of the bus, then moved to the back of the bus to sit next to her.  The suspect had a brief conversation with the victim and then touched her inappropriately and exposed himself to her.  The victim reported the incident to the bus driver when the bus stopped at Randolph Road and Dalewood Drive.  The bus driver then contacted the police.  As the bus remained stopped, the suspect exited the bus and retrieved a bicycle that he had brought on the bus with him.  The suspect was last seen riding that bicycle south on Dalewood Drive from Randolph Road.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about this incident is asked to contact the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Montgomery County Public School Security Team Leader Charged with Sex Offense

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Mark Christopher Yantsos, age 57, of the 600 block of Warfield Drive in Rockville, for having inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old female Richard Montgomery High School student while he worked as the security team leader at the school. The Montgomery County Public Schools system placed Yantsos on administrative leave as soon as it learned of these allegations.

On Monday, April 3, SVID detectives were notified by school officials that a Montgomery County Public Schools employee had engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship with a student at the high school where he worked.

SVID detectives interviewed the victim who told investigators that she met Yantsos while she was a student at Richard Montgomery High School and while he worked as part of the school security team at the school. The victim stated that Yantsos befriended her in 2016 and that he purchased multiple gifts for her since that time.  In March of 2017, Yantsos bought the victim a phone in order to communicate with her during and after school hours.

The victim further stated that on March 3, 2017 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Yantsos drove to her home, picked her up, and drove her to a hotel in Rockville where he engaged in inappropriate contact with her.

Investigators were provided with copies of inappropriate text messages that Yantsos had recently sent to the victim.

Yantsos was arrested this morning at his home on the strength of a Montgomery County criminal warrant, charging him with sexual abuse of a minor and a fourth-degree sex offense.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Bond information is not available at this time.

Detectives are requesting that parents of students who attend Richard Montgomery High School talk to their children about their interactions with Mark Christopher Yantsos and contact SVID detectives at 240-773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.

Mark Yantsos

 

Two Male High School Students Charged with Rape of Female High School Student

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged two Rockville High School students, Jose O. Montano, age 17, of an unconfirmed address, and Henry E. Sanchez, age 18, of Bel Pre Road in the Aspen Hill area, with the rape of a juvenile female Rockville High School student.  The rape occurred at the school yesterday during school hours.  Montano has been charged as an adult in this crime.

On Thursday, March 16, school administrators notified Montgomery County Police that a juvenile female student reported to them that she had been sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom by two male students.  SVID detectives were notified of this report and began an investigation.

The investigation has determined that at approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 16, the victim was walking in a school hallway when she met two male students, identified as Montano and Sanchez.  Montano asked the victim to walk with him and Sanchez.  Montano asked the victim to engage in sexual intercourse.  She refused.  Montano asked the victim again and then forced her into a boy’s bathroom and then into a stall.  Montano and Sanchez both raped the victim inside the bathroom stall.

Montano and Sanchez were arrested on school property by SVID investigators.  They were transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense.  They were held without bond and will have bond review today at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville District Court.

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Montano’s photograph will not be released because he is a juvenile.

Henry Sanchez