Montgomery Co. driving instructor charged for inappropriately touching 2 female students

A Silver Spring, Maryland, driving instructor has been charged with assault for “the inappropriate and unwanted touching” of two female students, and one of those students was a minor, according to police.

Montgomery County police said they arrested and charged Leon Anthony Johnson Jr., 55, with two counts of second-degree assault after two victims came forward and reported incidents that happened while Johnson was working as an instructor for Greg’s Driving School.

On Aug. 31, a 16-year-old girl reported that Johnson had inappropriately touched her and “attempted to engage her in inappropriate sexual conversation on two occasions…,” police said.

Police also said they spoke to a 23-year-old woman who told them about the second incident. She told police that Johnson had touched her inappropriately during a driving lesson on Sept. 11.

Johnson was arrested and charged, and then released on bond.

Detectives are asking any similar victims to contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at (240) 773-5400.

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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