School Contract Worker on Probation Following Sexual Assault

A former school contract worker in Maryland with a history of sex offenses allegedly touched a 12-year-old girl in October.

A former middle school contract security systems installer in Maryland will be on probation for five years after entering a guilty plea related to the sexual assault of a student.

John Epps faces probation, will register as a sex offender, submit to a sex offender risk assessment and cannot have contact with young girls after allegedly touching a 12-year-old student at Baker Middle School outside Washington, D.C.

Epps was working on a security camera when another camera caught the “unsolicited and unwanted touch” of a student, according to court documents. He was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault.

Epps had worked in over 50 Montgomery County Public Schools and was arrested four years ago in a different county for similar charges, reports

Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig said the district has received 28 recommendations from law enforcement to improve training, background checks, and education for parents and students.

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