Public school employee accused of sexually abusing a child

An Anne Arundel County Public Schools employee is facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing a child.

The Annapolis Police Department arrested 38-year-old Mark Thoms on several charges, including:

- Sexual abuse of a minor
- Sexual solicitation of a minor
- Three counts of fourth-degree sexual offense as a person in a position of authority
- Three counts of fourth-degree sexual offense-sexual contact
- Three counts of second-degree sexual assault

Police began investigating after the Department of Social Services received a report of sexual child abuse in April 2018.

The alleged incidents occurred several times from November 2017 to March 2018.

Thoms is jailed without bond.

Police are still investigating, and if you can help them, call (410) 260-3439.