DC Charter School Teacher Charged With Abusing Boy

WASHINGTON — A teacher at a D.C. charter school has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.

D.C. charter school teacher Howard Alpert, of Bethesda, has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy. (Courtesy Montgomery County Police Department)

The Montgomery County police said in a statement that Howard Alpert, 73, of Bethesda, was arrested Friday morning and charged with a fourth-degree sex offense and sexual abuse of a teenager he had been paying to do yard work around his house for nearly two years.

The police said Alpert at least once had inappropriate sexual contact with the boy when he came into Alpert’s house on a break. They say Alpert also took pictures of the boy working and at least once told the boy to take his shirt off, then took a picture.

The police didn’t release any information about Alpert’s bond status. They referred questions about where Alpert worked to the D.C. Public Charter School Board; they haven’t responded yet.

The police said the boy wasn’t a student at the school where Alpert taught, but they’re asking anyone who knows anything about any possible inappropriate contact Alpert had with other young people to call them at 240-773-5400.

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