Police: Montgomery Co. substitute teacher arrested on charges of sexual abuse of elementary student

A Montgomery County substitute teacher has been arrested on charges of inappropriate touching of an elementary school student, police say.

Montgomery County police say 59-year-old Steven Katz from Columbia, has been charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor, as well as a fourth-degree sex offense.

According to detectives, on March 8, a Cloverly Elementary School student told his parent that his substitute teacher, identified as Katz, had touched him in a way that made him feel uncomfortable at school that day.

Investigators say the parent told school administrators, who then notified police.

Officers spoke to both the student as well as Katz. They say Katz made admissions related to inappropriately touching the student in their interview.

Katz turned himself in to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest, they say.

Police are asking that parents of children who may have had contact with Steven Katz to talk to them and contact police at (240) 773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.