BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City teacher has been suspended after police say they caught him in a sex act with a teenage boy.
Mike Hellgren has more on how the teacher met the young boy.
According to charging documents, the teacher and the teen connected online, although police are not saying what website they used. Right now, the teacher faces sex abuse, sex offense and assault charges.
Francis Bowen said his sister spotted a car with steamed up windows off Victory Lane in Bel Air.
Police say teacher Mark Hyzer, 25, was inside, having sex with a 15-year-old boy he met online.
“She thought it was very suspicious and she called police and the police, within 10 minutes, they were there,” said Bowen.
Hyzer lives in Baltimore and teaches at Beechfield Elementary. Administrators placed him on leave after his arrest.
“Even though there’s been an arrest made, we will continue that investigation and follow up on the Internet issue, whether or not he’s been here before, if we have any other additional victims. No indication of that at this point,” said Sgt. David Betts.
The teacher told police the boy looked like a very young 18-year-old and he tried to verify his age on his online profile. He said the boy also sent him a text message saying he was 18.
Charging documents detail a variety of sex acts the teacher and teen performed on each other before police arrived.
“The car immediately started, turned on their lights but the officer blocked the car from moving and within another couple minutes…another car came from behind and blocked them in,” Bowen said.
“When you call in something suspicious, you never know what it’s going to lead to. In this case we’re helping a 15-year-old that was subjected to sexual acts with an adult,” said Betts.
Police say Hyzer confessed to having sex and the boy’s story matched his. He’s being held on $500,000 bond.
Police said they are still investigating this and they do not believe there were any other victims.
Hyzer faces a maximum of 46 years in jail if convicted.