An 18-year-old Richard Montgomery High School student has been charged with fourth-degree sex offense for allegedly skipping class to have sex with another student in a school hallway, Montgomery County police said.
A court hearing has been scheduled on May 8 for Miguel A. Cedillo, a 10th-grader at the school. The alleged sexual encounter was consensual, a Rockville police officer said in charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court in March.
The other student was 14 years old — too young under Maryland law to give consent to a sexual encounter. The Gazette generally does not identify victims of alleged sex crimes.
In an exchange of Facebook messages, the youths agreed to skip class to meet up with each other in a hallway, where they engaged in a tryst on Feb. 27, police said in the court filings.
The girl’s parents said they learned of what happened after receiving a letter from another concerned parent. They told Assistant Principal Afsaneh “Afie” Mirshah-Nayar, who contacted police, according to the charging documents.
A phone number wasn’t listed for a Rockville address provided for Cedillo in court filings. Court records accessed online Tuesday show he’s being assigned an attorney from the public defender’s office.
In response to the incident, Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig said the school has taken steps to reduce the number of places that students can hide from security. The measures include using mirrors and additional surveillance, according to Tofig.