Pr. George’s Co. teacher charged with soliciting, touching student

WASHINGTON — A Prince George’s County high school teacher has been arrested after allegedly sending explicit texts to, and inappropriately touching, one of his students.

The Prince George’s County police said that Doney Olivieri, 66, of D.C., a teacher at DuVal High School, was arrested Monday. He’s been charged with sexual solicitation, fourth-degree sexual offense and second-degree-assault.

The charging documents say that the police spoke on Saturday with a 16-year-old student, who said that Olivieri, his foreign-language teacher, had sexually assaulted him.

The student said that his classmate, who is 17, told him Olivieri had asked for the student’s number last June. The classmate gave Olivieri his own number, the documents say, and from June to September, Olivieri allegedly sent explicit texts requesting sex to the classmate, thinking he was the 16-year-old.

Olivieri is also accused of grabbing the student’s chest and asking for a kiss in a classroom last month.

The police said Olivieri has admitted to sending the texts.

Oliveiri has been released on bond. He’ll be in court Nov. 7 for a preliminary hearing.

“Any behavior that brings harm to a student will not be tolerated in any way in Prince George’s County Public Schools,” the school system said in a statement, adding that they’re cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.

The police are asking anyone with any information to call them at 301-772-4930, by calling Crime Solvers anonymously at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), to text PGPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report. 

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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