Because of an editing error, an article in yesterday's Metro section incorrectly stated that Montgomery County teacher Alfred Vogel was suspended without pay from the school system. Vogel was suspended with pay, pending an internal investigation into charges of sexual abuse of two children.
Montgomery County police have charged an elementary teacher and a volunteer basketball coach at a junior high school with sexually abusing three students, aged 9 to 14, in unrelated incidents alleged to have occurred in the last 10 months.
Montgomery Detective Wayne Ferrell said Alfred P. Vogel, 34, a sixth grade teacher at Glenallen Elementary in Takoma Park, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of child abuse for allegedly fondling two of his male students, aged 9 and 10, last fall at a municipal pool in Takoma Park.
Arrested April 12 was 23-year-old Wheaton resident Hennie Scott Brown III, a girls basketball coach who was charged with two counts of abuse involving a 14-year-old girl.
The incidents did not occur during school activities, Ferrell said.
The two boys said Vogel fondled them in the locker room shower at the pool, Ferrell said. One of the boys reported the incident to a relative recently, Ferrell said.
Vogel, 34, of the 7100 block of Garland Avenue in Wheaton, was released on personal bond. He was suspended without pay from his teaching job pending an investigation by school officials, a county school spokesman said.
Brown, a volunteer for the girls basketball team at Wood Junior High School in Rockville, allegedly molested the girl, a team member, in his car once last June and again last month, Ferrell said.
Brown, of the 11900 block of Dalewood Drive in Wheaton, is no longer a volunteer for any Montgomery school program, the school department spokesman said.