ROCKVILLE (CBSDC) – A Montgomery County teacher is under arrest for allegedly having sex with a student whom he coached and taught when she was in the 8th grade.
Montgomery County Police charged 47-year-old Scott Duane Spear with two counts of committing a fourth-degree sex offense on Thursday.
Spear is a teacher at Julius West Middle School and the basketball and track coach at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.
Police initiated an investigation after they received information that a 16-year-old student at Richard Montgomery High School had sexual intercourse with Spear.
The unnamed complainant told police the student informed them that she had sex with Spear in May or June or 2011.
Spear had been the girl’s track coach since 2009 and was also her 8th grade teacher.
The student and teacher were in constant contact with each other during that time. Authorities say the pair frequently communicated via cell phone during and after school hours as well as on weekend.
Spear allegedly initiated a sexual relationship with the girl at his residence in April or May of 2011. They had sex at least twice according to police.