ST. CHARLES, Md. - A former Charles County teacher has been indicted on sexual abuse of a minor, according to officials. The charges come just months after police said another Charles County school assistant who is HIV positive was found to have sexually victimized students.
Charles County Sheriff's officers say they arrested 40-year-old LaToya Nicole Parker from Waldorf after she was indicted on charges of sex abuse of a minor.
They say the abuse happened between Parker and a St. Charles High School student between fall of 2016 and March 2017. The sheriff's office says the allegations were reported in May of 2017.
St. Charles High School Principal Richard Conley said Parker taught family and consumer science at the school beginning in August of 2015. He said Parker was placed on administrative leave and was temporarily assigned to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building beginning on May 10, 2017.
"Once notified of the incident, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) immediately removed Ms. Parker from her teaching duties and directed that she have no contact with students," Charles County Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill said in a written statement.
Parker faces charges of sexual abuse of a minor, displaying sexual material to a minor, and solicitation of a minor.
In July, 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell was arrested for the sexual assault of several boys while he was an instructional assistant and track coach, according to police.