Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MD: School Employee Charged With Sex Abuse

Reported by: Ryan Dooley
Email: dooley@wmar.com
Last Update: 8:08 pm

Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged a contracted school psychologist with the sexual assault of student.

According to charging documents, police discovered 54-year-old Robert James Stoever with a 13-year-old boy in a car located at the Christian Temple in Catonsville on Sunday. Police say that an officer approached the vehicle and discovered both Stoever and the young boy in the front seat of the vehicle.

Police say that when questioned, Stoever admitted performing oral sex on the boy and told the officer that this was not the first time it has occurred.

Stoever had been working at the Booker T. Washington Middle School #130 in Baltimore City, where the boy is a student. In a letter sent home to parents, city school officals say Stoever was not employed by them, rather he had been contracted by the school system through an outside vendor since September 2007.

Stoever has been charged with second degree sex offenses and perverted practice.

School officials say Stoever is no longer working with Baltimore City Schools.

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