John Vigna, 50, of Silver Spring was arrested Thursday after turning himself in to police. He was previously arrested in June for sexual abuse charges while he was a teacher at Cloverly Elementary School in Silver Spring. The two victims had been students at the school.
Additional charges have surfaced since the initial arrest, according to Montgomery County police: Three more victims have come to police, alleging that Vigna had also sexually abused them while they were students at Cloverly.
A woman in her 20s said she had been sexually abused by Vigna while she was a student from 2000-02. A girl said she had been sexually abused while at the school from 2013-14, and another girl was sexually abused there from 2015-16.
Police have charged Vigna with two additional counts of sexual abuse of a minor, child abuse exploitation and three additional counts of third-degree sexual offense.
He has been ordered held without bond.
Police advise parents of students who have had Vigna as a teacher to talk to them about their interactions with him. If they believe their child has been victimized, they should call the Special Victims Investigations Division at (240) 773-5400.