Maryland high school teacher charged, accused of sexual assault by Prince George’s County former student

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PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) – Police say they arrested a teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student at Largo High School from 2015 to 2017.

The Prince George’s County Police Department said the former student brought the charge to police on September 30, 2022. She provided details of the alleged abuse at that time.

On October 2, 2022, investigators interviewed the teacher, Lonnie Elias Jr., 44. Police contacted Prince George’s County Public Schools the following day and Elias was placed on administrative duty. Police said Elias had no contact with any students after the department and school district learned of the charge against him.

The state’s attorney’s office presented the case to a grand jury on October 18, and the grand jury issued a warrant against Elias for child molestation and other related charges.

Police arrested Elias on Friday, October 21.

Elias has worked for Prince George’s County Public School since 2007.

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