Guitar instructor facing sex abuse charges

SILVER SPRING, Md. - A guitar instructor is facing sex abuse charges after investigators say he had inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile boy.

52-year-old Jeffrey W. O'Connor was arrested last Wednesday after detectives say he engaged in acts of inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy from 2008 until 2011.


Officers say the abuse by O'Connor, a privately-hired guitar instructor, occurred at the victim's home, as well as at O'Connor's home.

O'Connor has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of third-degree sex offense. He is being held on $150,000 bond.

Police ask anyone who believes they are a victim of O'Connor's inappropriate conduct to call detectives at 240-773-5400.