Md. teacher charged with sexually abusing 3 students

WASHINGTON – A Montgomery County teacher has been arrested on charges that he inappropriately touched three students during school hours.

Benjamin Cano, 33, of Edgewater, Md., was arrested Wednesday on three counts of sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of committing a third degree sex offense.

Officials at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School contacted Montgomery County police on May 17 reporting that two 11-year-old girls claimed Cano had touched them inappropriately. The girls said he also touched another student, a 12-year-old girl, according to police.

Investigators determined that the incidents happened between August 2012 and May 2013 and occured all during school hours, police say.

Detectives believe Cano may have victimized other students. Parents are asked to speak with their children who may have interacted with or had contact with Cano and to call police if their children disclose any inappropriate conduct.

Parents can call investigators at 240-773-5400.

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