Assistant principal at Leonardtown High School charged with sex offenses
ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. - The assistant principal at Leonardtown High School is now facing charges for engaging in sexual contact with a victim at the school.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office arrested 55-year-old Kelly Eugene McClure-Hewitt of Lexington Park Wednesday and charged him with multiple sex offenses.
Kelly Eugene McClure-Hewitt, 55, of Lexington Park
The 18-year-old victim told police during multiple visits to McClure-Hewitt's office, they received gifts, discussed sexual preference and the administrator made unwanted sexual contact.
McClure-Hewitt is being held without bond at the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center.
In a statement to FOX 5, St. Mary’s County Public Schools stated:
St. Mary’s County Public Schools was notified by The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office of the arrest of employee Kelly E. Hewitt, an assistant principal at Leonardtown High School, for allegations of inappropriate contact with a student at Leonardtown High School. Mr. Hewitt was placed on administrative leave.
St. Mary’s County Public Schools is fully cooperating with the authorities during the investigation of this matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, DFC Daniel Sidorowicz, 301-475-4200, ext. 78043.
As this is an ongoing criminal investigation and personnel matter, no further comment will be made by St. Mary’s County Public Schools.
This is a developing story. Check back with FOX 5 for updates.