KinderCare Worker Charged with Sex Offense; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Raul Teroy Tuban

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Raul Teroy Tuban, age 56, of the 9400 block of Horizon Run Road in Montgomery Village, with one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sexual offense against a juvenile female victim.  The alleged abuse occurred while the 3-year-old victim attended the KinderCare Learning Center located at 18000 Sioux Lane in Gaithersburg where Tuban worked as a cook.

In November of 2016, detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) received information that Tuban had inappropriate sexual contact with the victim while she was at the KinderCare Learning Center.

Investigators learned that the victim attended the KinderCare Learning Center and detectives determined that she knew Tuban worked in the lunch room of the center.  Investigators also learned that Tuban worked as a driver for the center and would often drive children to and from the learning center.  The investigation revealed that on October 22, 2016, the victim was taking a nap at the KinderCare and awoke to find Tuban touching her inappropriately.  Later that day, the victim reported Tuban’s inappropriate contact to a family member.  Detectives were notified of the allegations on November 22, 2016.

During a police interview, Tuban provided detectives with inconsistent statements regarding the inappropriate contact with the victim.

After a lengthy and complex investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Tuban’s arrest.  On July 14, Tuban was arrested at his home on the strength of the arrest warrant.  He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.

Investigators are releasing this information in order to determine if any other juveniles were victimized by Tuban. Detectives are requesting that parents of juveniles who attend/attended the KinderCare Learning Center talk to their children about their interactions with Tuban and contact SVID detectives at 240-773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.

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Correctional Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmate

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Special Victims Investigations Division have charged Olukunle A. Oyekanmi, a Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) Correctional Officer, with second degree sexual assault and other related charges.  These criminal violations are alleged to have occurred while Oyekanmi was on duty at the DOCR Clarksburg correctional facility, where the adult victim, who identifies as a female, is an inmate.

Investigation revealed that Oyekanmi entered the victim’s cell on Tuesday, July 11 at approximately 6:20 a.m., allegedly sexually assaulted the victim, and exited the cell.  Notification was made of the assault and DOCR staff began coordinating with police investigators.

Detectives reviewed jail video surveillance that showed Oyekanmi enter the victim’s cell and remain inside of the cell for the period of time the victim stated the assault occurred.

During an interview with detectives, Oyekanmi admitted to sexually assaulting the victim in the cell.  Yesterday evening detectives arrested Oyekanmi at his residence and transported him to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) for processing.

Oyekanmi, a 41-year old male, was charged with one count each of second-degree sex offense, second-degree assault, sexual contact with an inmate, and malfeasance in office.  He was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

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Bethesda Man Charged with Sexual Offense Against Teenager

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Howard Earl Alpert, age 73, of Adelaide Drive in Bethesda, with a fourth-degree sex offense and the sexual abuse of a teenage male.  Alpert was a teacher at a charter school in Washington, D.C.  The victim in this case was not a student at the school.

In late May, SVID detectives began an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by Alpert.   Investigators learned that in the early summer of 2015, the victim met Alpert when the juvenile began doing paid yard work at Alpert’s home.  The victim continued doing this work through the end of May of this year (2017).  During this time, when the victim came to the home to do yard work, Alpert would invite him in the home to eat and talk.  Alpert had inappropriate sexual contact with the victim without the victim’s consent.  Alpert took photographs of the victim working in the yard and on at least one occasion instructed the victim to take off the victim’s shirt and took a photograph of the shirtless juvenile.

This morning, Alpert was arrested at his residence and was transported to the Central Processing Unit.   Bond information for Alpert is not available at this time.

Anyone who has information regarding inappropriate contact that Alpert may have had with juveniles is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

For information about Alpert’s employment as a DC charter school teacher, please email: Chief Communications Officer for the DC Public Charter School Board Tomeika Bowden at tbowden@dcpcsb.org.

Howard Alpert

 

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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