Montgomery Co. substitute teacher charged for inappropriately touching student

(PHOTO: Montgomery Co. Police)

MONTGOMERY CO. – A Montgomery County substitute teacher has been charged for inappropriately touching a student, police say.

59-year-old Steven Katz of Columbia, Maryland has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor.

Police say a Cloverly Elementary School student told his parent that his substitute teacher, identified as Katz, had touched him in a way that made him feel uncomfortable at school March 8.  The parent notified Cloverly Elementary School administrators who then notified police.

During the investigation, detectives interviewed the student and also interviewed Katz.  During the interview with Katz, police say he made admissions relating to inappropriately touching the student.

A warrant was issued for Katz’ arrest.  Katz turned himself in to investigators this evening and he was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Bond information is not available at this time.

Police ask that parents of children who may have had contact with Katz contact detectives at 240-773-5400.