Contract Worker Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old at Md. School

A contract worker is being investigated in connection with two sex assaults reported at a Maryland middle school last month.

According to court documents, 44-year-old John Epps was working on the security cameras at Baker Middle School in Damascus Oct. 6 when he "reached out with his left hand and made an unsolicited and unwanted touch" to a 12-year-old girl.

One of those security cameras allegedly caught Epps in the act. He was arrested on sex assault charges.

Baker Middle School parents said they didn't learn about the assault until Nov. 3, when school officials sent a letter, calling the Oct. 6 incident "isolated."

However, a 17-year-old high school student who was at Baker Middle School for an activity around the same time in October claims she was also inappropriately touched by Epps. No charges have been filed in that incident, though police are investigating the incident. 

Parents of Baker Middle School students told News4's Pat Collins they're upset the school didn't notify them sooner about the Oct. 6 incident.

"I want to see someone being held accountable for this, because there's no excuse for [it]," one mother said.

News4 found out Epps was arrested four years ago in Anne Arundel County on similar charges.

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