Prince George's Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Student in Classroom

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    A Prince George's County social studies teacher is out of jail on bond, charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old student in his classroom. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012)

    A Maryland social studies teacher is facing multiple child sex abuse charges, and the alleged abuse happened inside his classroom, according to Prince George’s County police.

    Prince George’s County police accused Garnold King of sexually abusing a student a number of times over a few months while King was working at Isaac Gourdine Middle School in Fort Washington, Md., last year.

    “The victim advised her mother that she was sexually assaulted by her teacher at her former middle school,” Prince George’s County police Cpl. Maria McKinney said.

    This year, King was working at Thurgood Marshall Middle School a few miles away in Temple Hills. A Prince George’s County school spokesman said they did not know about the incident at King’s former middle school and removed him as soon as they learned about the investigation. 

    Parents at both schools have been notified of the arrest, school officials said.

    “With it still being an ongoing investigation there’s always a possibility of other victims that haven’t come forward,” McKinney said.

    King, who has been with the school system since 1994, is facing second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offense charges; one count of assault; and two counts of sexual abuse with a minor. He’s out on bond.

    King is due in court in January. He has no prior criminal record.