UPDATE: See letter to be sent home with students below.
On Saturday, December 12, 2015 at approximately 4:27 p.m., a sixteen year old female accompanied by her parents responded to the Anne Arundel County Police Western District to report a sex offense. Western Patrol took a police report in which the victim, the sixteen year old female, advised a male teacher had inappropriately touched her.
The Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation into the allegation. Child Abuse detectives interviewed the victim who stated she was a student at Arundel High School located in the one thousand block of Annapolis Road, Gambrills, Maryland. She reported she was at the school on December 10, 2015 when a male teacher, identified as Nathan Lee Martin summoned her into a back classroom closet. Once in the closet, Mr. Martin gave the female student a hug and placed his hands on her buttocks. After that had occurred, Mr. Martin then sat on a desk and pulled the student towards him and this time his face then touched her chest area. The sixteen year old student stated Mr. Martin commented that she was beautiful and should be more confident.
Child Abuse detectives conducted several interviews in this investigation supporting the allegation of the victim. On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Child Abuse Detectives obtained an arrest warrant in which Mr. Martin was charged with a Sex Offense Fourth Degree Sexual Contact, a Sex Offense Fourth Degree Person in a Position of Authority, and Second Degree Assault. Mr. Martin was located in the early afternoon of January 20 at a school system administrative building. He was taken into custody without incident.
As the investigation continues the Anne Arundel County Police is urging any other victims or anyone with information on this incident to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.