Teacher Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Police look for additional victims

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

    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.