Annandale Teacher Charged With Taking Indecent Liberties

By Maria Glod
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 20, 2006

An Annandale High School teacher was arrested yesterday after he was accused of inappropriately touching a female student twice in recent weeks, Fairfax County police said.

Police said Kregg Bertram Stovner, 49, the Annandale High School orchestra director, allegedly grabbed the 16-year-old's buttocks Sept. 26 and again Oct. 4.

The girl reported that the incidents occurred on campus but outside of normal school hours, according to Officer Camille Neville, a police spokeswoman who gave no further details.

Fairfax County schools spokesman Paul Regnier said Stovner teaches at Annandale High and Ravensworth Elementary School in Springfield.

The girl reported the incidents to school administrators, who contacted the county's Child Protective Services. Police were notified Tuesday.

Stovner was arrested yesterday morning at his Stonington Drive home in Fairfax and taken to the Fairfax Adult Detention Center, police said. He was charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Stovner, who was hired by Fairfax schools in 1988, has worked in other county schools, but Regnier said a list of those schools was unavailable. He said Stovner left the system in 1992 but was rehired the next year. Stovner left again in 1995, was rehired in 1999 and has taught in the system since.

School officials said Stovner was placed on paid leave when administrators learned of the allegation but was placed on leave without pay after he was charged. A telephone message left at his home was not returned.

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