ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have charged a Germantown man with five counts of third-degree sexual offense for allegedly inappropriately touching a youth in 2003.

Michel Rosenzweig, 52, was released on $30,000 bond Tuesday.

Police say last month the youth, now 18, reported the alleged abuse that occurred at a community swimming pool.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (7)
  1. Chad Dangling says:

    While the allegations may be true, someone waited 8 years to file a report about touching at a swiming pool – and yet the guys name is plastered across the newspaper and internet. Granted if he is found not guilty, that will be printed too – but who will remember that part?

    1. Jennie says:

      Well for your information he was found guilty…

  2. JQP says:

    sometimes the adult “us” can vocalize what the child “us” is too afraid to. it doesn’t matter how long it has been, if you have been hurt by someone, that someone will keep on hurting children until some one can speak up… don’t be afraid. there are people who will listen… even if some want you to remain silent. I pray that, should these allegations be justified, the victim finds peace.

    1. Jennie says:

      I appreciate your comment – it is so true. Thank you for your prayers

  3. Mike says:

    It should not matter how much time has passed. The victims live with the pain forever and some never come forward because of fear or embarrassment. We must protect our children and stronger laws and sentences need to be on the books.It is proven these people re-offend. Place them behind bars forever if found guilty they are the worst our society has and there is no place for them.

  4. Becky Ianni says:

    As a victim who was abused from the age of 9-11 I know how hard it is to come forward. I am thankful that this brave young man had the courage to speak up. His actions have help protect children in Maryland. I hope other possible victims will be inspired by his actions to come forward to the police so that they can get help and begin to heal.
    Becky Ianni
    Washington, DC/Virginia SNAP Director

  5. Kimberly says:

    Chad, the reason this young man waited 8 years was because he had only recently told his family and friends. He was going to let it go and then this “man” walked into the victim’s place of work (a children’s place, of course with two young autisitc boys) ~ it was then that he made the decision that this man should not be on the streets. Everyone else, thank you so much for your comments. Becky, I am very sorry that you were abused, my heart goes out to you ~ I pray that you have found healing and peace.

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