Teacher Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Police look for additional victims

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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Teacher Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Nick Koudis

Police nab man in Illinois accused of harrasing women in Connecticut and New York.

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Police have charged a private school teacher with second-degree rape and child abuse, and they're trying to find out if there are more victims.

Fernando Asturizaga, 44, of Montpelier, Vt., is charged in connection with a case dating back to 1999.

The victim was a 10-year old girl at a private school in Prince George's County, said Montgomery County police. The suspect babysat the victim at her Silver Spring home and at a Bethesda location, where the assaults occurred, said police.

The investigation yielded police a substantial amount of evidence to charge Asturizaga with these crimes. He is jailed in Montgomery County on $100,000 bond.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have knowledge of inappropriate contact between the suspect and a minor. Their phone number is 240-773-5426. Callers can remain anonymous.

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