Robert Peterson, a teacher at the prestigious Sidwell Friends school where Sasha and Malia Obama attend, has been charged with sex abuse of a minor and was released on a $250,000 bond. Peterson, 65, taught seventh and eighth grades at the private school, where many children of Washington D.C.’s elite attend.
According to CBS News, the school reportedly announced on January 20 that it had placed Peterson, who resides in Silver Spring, Md., on leave before the school year commenced and dismissed him January 14.
CBS states Montgomery County charging documents allege Peterson repeatedly invited a male student to his home, showed him pornography and touched him inappropriately. According to the case information, Peterson is charged with sex abuse of a minor and a fourth-degree sex offense. The incidents allegedly occurred from June 1, 2008 to August 1, 2009. His criminal nightmare won’t be over for a while. He also faces charges in Queen Anne’s County, where he reportedly was the director of the Sidwell Friends’ summer camp.
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