Ex-Md. private school principal, 90, charged with raping students in 1960s

File photo of a Maryland State Police car. (Maryland State Police/Facebook)(Courtesy Maryland State Police/Facebook)

WASHINGTON — A 90-year-old Prince George’s County man who worked as an Eastern Shore private school principal was arrested Monday by Maryland State Police on suspicion of raping two teen girls at the school in the late 1960s, authorities said.

Russell Isaac is charged with multiple counts of rape. Click to enlarge. (Courtesy Maryland State Police)

Russell Isaac, of Bowie, is charged with multiple counts of rape and other related sex offenses, according to Maryland State Police.

The investigation into the cold case started in May of 2016.

A woman reported to the Maryland State Police’s Criminal Enforcement Division that she had been assaulted in the late 1960s at the W.C. Moffett School in Barclay in Queen Anne’s County.

She was a 14-year-old student. Isaac was the principal at the time.

Another victim was identified and came forward to tell investigators that Isaac sexually assaulted her when she was 15.

Both victims said the attacks occurred at W.C. Moffett between 1966 and 1968.

Investigators believe there could be additional victims.

Anyone who has information on this case is asked to contact the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101.

The investigation is ongoing.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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