Female Maryland teacher, 31, arrested for sex with eight-grade pupil

Female Maryland middle school teacher Melissa Curtis, 31, is accused of ‘engaging in sex acts’ with underage student nearly a decade ago – and cops warn she could have more victims

  • Melissa Curtis allegedly had sex with a boy at her Montgomery County school more than 20 times when she was 22 and he was 14 
  • She is also charged with supplying alcohol and marijuana to her eight-grade victim and was arrested this morning after the victim came forward
  • She later moved to a nearby school and police fear she may have other victims 

Police in Maryland are appealing for more victims to come forward after they arrested a 31-year-old former middle student teacher over months of sexual abuse against a 14-year-old boy.

Melissa Marie Curtis turned herself in to Montgomery County Police this morning after a warrant was issued for her arrest on multiple counts of sexual abuse.

The former Montgomery Village Middle School teacher had sex with the eighth-grader at least 20 times, both at her home in and at his in 2015 according to charging documents.

She allegedly gave him oral sex in a classroom at the school in Watkins Mill Road, abused him at a nearby movie theatre and had sex in both the bedroom and living room of her mother’s house in Germantown.

‘The incidents continued for several months while the victim was a student at Montgomery Village Middle School, and Curtis was a teacher at the same school,’ Montgomery County Police said in a statement.

Melissa Marie Curtis allegedly conducted a four-month campaign of sexual abuse against an eighth-grade pupil when she was 22 and he was 14

The former middle school teacher allegedly performed oral sex on her victim in a classroom at Montgomery Village Middle School in Maryland

Investigators fear she may have claimed more victims when she moved to Lakelands Park Middle School in the nearby DC suburb 

‘All of the incidents took place within Montgomery County.

‘Detectives suspect that there may be additional victims and would like to speak with them.’

Curtis of Upper Marlboro had been a teacher at the middle school for two years before the abuse began in January 2015 when she was 22.

She gave the boy alcohol and marijuana, and also encouraged him to perform oral sex on her before the abuse ended in May of that year.

She later moved to Lakelands Park Middle School in a nearby DC suburb, but a spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools said Curtis has not been employed with the district since 2017.

Police began their investigation early last month when the boy who is now an adult came forward with the allegations.

She is charged with sexual abuse of a minor and multiple counts of third and fourth-degree sexual offenses, and is being held on bond ahead of her first court appearance.

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