Former Charles Co. substitute teacher indicted on sex abuse, solicitation charges

WASHINGTON — A former substitute teacher in Charles County was arrested Thursday after the county’s grand jury indicted him on charges of sex abuse and sex solicitation of a minor.

Two students reported that Noble Maurice Miller, 22, of Waldorf, made inappropriate gestures toward them during the 2016-2017 school year while Miller was an instructional assistant and substitute teacher at Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head, Maryland.

The Charles County Board of Education reported the allegations against Miller in November 2017 to the sheriff’s office, according to a Charles County news release.

During the investigation, a third student came forward to report inappropriate contact with Miller outside of school.

He was prohibited from working at any Charles County public school immediately following the reports, according to a letter Charles County Superintendent of Schools Kimberly A. Hill sent to parents.

“We commend the students who came forward to report what they felt was inappropriate contact from an adult,” Hill wrote in the letter. “We encourage staff to support our children and urge them to speak up when they are uncomfortable in any situation.”

Miller was hired as a temporary instructional assistant in 2016 and became a substitute teacher in January 2017. Miller passed a background check and had contact with children at the following schools in the system:

  • William A. Diggs Elementary School
  • Theodore G. Davis Middle School
  • General Smallwood Middle School
  • Lackey High School
  • La Plata High School
  • North Point High School
  • St. Charles High School
  • Thomas Stone High School
  • Westlake High School

Miller is held without bond at the Charles County Detention Center.

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