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


Soccer Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Miguel Alfredo Flores, age 47, of the 18000 block of Driftwood Court in Gaithersburg, with one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sex offense.

On March 30, detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) received information from Child Protective Services (CPS) that Flores, head soccer coach for The Academia De Futbol Salvadorena, had engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with the then seven-year-old female victim during the summer of 2015. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had engaged the juvenile female victim in inappropriate sexual contact on multiple occasions during soccer practices that summer. Investigators believe that all of the inappropriate contact occurred at the Centerway Park soccer field in Montgomery Village.

Detectives arrested Flores yesterday, Wednesday, May 3, at approximately 5:15 p.m., while he was at Centerway Park.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims who have had contact with Flores. Detectives are urging anyone with information regarding inappropriate contact involving Miguel Alfredo Flores to contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240.773.5400.


Concern For Missing Silver Spring Juvenile

Update: April 29 at 10:15 p.m. – Moti Tesgera has been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring juvenile.

Moti Tesgera, 17 years old, of the 2400 block of Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, was last seen on Friday, April 28 at 5:20 p.m. in downtown Bethesda.  Tesgera is described as a black male, 6’ tall, and weighing approximately 220 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.  A clothing description for Tesgera is not available.

Police and family are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare as there has been no contact between the 17-year-old Tesgera and family members from the time he was last seen.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Moti Tesgera is urged to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.



Concern For Missing Gaithersburg Woman, Silver Alert Activated

UPDATE: Kyoko Ikari has been located.  She is safe and unharmed.  Police and family thank the media and the public for their assistance in publicizing this case. 

Detectives with the 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Kyoko Ikari, 88 years old, was last seen this afternoon (Thursday) at approximately 3:00 p.m., when she drove and dropped off family members for an appointment in the 800 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard.  Ikari is described as being 5′ tall and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  She has white or grey hair, brown eyes, and normally wears glasses.  A clothing description cannot be confirmed at this time.  Ikari may be exhibiting early signs of dementia.

Ikari is believed to be driving a tan Honda Accord with Maryland tags MWN 025.  A Silver Alert has been activated for Ikari and the tan Honda.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kyoko Ikari is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.


MCP Traffic Division Conducts Operation Safe Ride To School Initiative

Throughout the year, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers, in addition to their daily patrols educating the public on traffic laws and enforcing those laws, conduct focused traffic-safety initiatives. In April, which is recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Police Department has conducted enforcement that focuses on the illegal use of cell phones while driving.  In May, the Police Department will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket Campaign which is intended to increase the awareness of using seat belts and child safety seats and using them properly.

The MCPD – Operation Safe Ride To School initiative is both an educational and enforcement campaign that focuses on distracted driving and seat belt and child safety seat use around Montgomery County Public school entrances and drop-off lanes during the morning arrival of students.  It began this month (April) and will continue in May.  The Department has received numerous complaints and concerns that drivers are talking on cell phones during school drop-off and are not properly securing children in car seats or not using safety seats.  The Department recognizes that the arrival of children at school is often a very active time of heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic and safety during this time is a priority.

In regard to the educational aspect of this Operation Safe Ride To School campaign during April, Traffic Division officers with the assistance of MCPD Cadets and interns have observed morning traffic near elementary and middle schools. Officers have noted the number of cell phone and seat belt and safety seat violations they observed.  The record of those violations are then shared with school officials who in turn share them with parents and guardians.  During May, Traffic Division officers will begin the enforcement component of this initiative and will enforce the illegal use of cell phones by drivers and seat belt and safety seat violations around public schools during the morning arrival of students.

The Department’s goal with this initiative is to work to maximize everyone’s safety during the arrival at school.