After-school program employee charged with sex offense against student

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Roy Andres Simmons III

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A man who works for a company that administers after-school programs to schools has been charged with sexually touching a 10-year-old female student at one of those schools.

Detectives say that Roy Simmons III, 41, isolated the victim from a group activity during an after-school event sponsored by “Kids Adventures” and then began touching her.

The alleged crime took place in November 2016, and the investigation was opened in May 2017. Simmons apparently admitted to the sexual assault in a police interview. On October 3, he was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault.

Simmons turned himself in earlier today. He is from Gaithersburg, and the crime he’s accused of took place at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Potomac. Investigators believe there may be additional victims in this case, and request that parents of students who may have had contact with Simmons talk to their children about their interactions with him.

Parents can contact SVID detectives at 240-773-5400 if they believe their child was victimized.

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