Teacher at Montgomery Co. church charged with sexually abusing minors

A Germantown, Maryland, man was arrested Monday and charged with sexually abusing minors at the Montgomery County church where he taught, according to police.

Ervin Jeovany Alfaro Lopez, now 33, is accused of sexually abusing at least four children between the ages of 6 and 12 between 2016 and 2018. Montgomery County police said they’re concerned there may be more victims that have not contacted them.

Detective started looking into Alfaro Lopez in May, after someone reported being sexually abused by a teacher at a Derwood church in the 15700 block of Crabbs Branch Way. After the first complaint, police said three others came forward and reported abuse by Alfaro Lopez at the same church.

Alfaro Lopez is charged with multiple offenses, including sexual abuse of a minor, second-degree sex offense and third-degree sex offense. He’s being held without bond at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.

Police said anyone who was abused by Alfaro Lopez should call the Special Victims Investigations Division office at 240-773-5400.

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Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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