ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A substitute Montgomery County teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor and third-degree sex offense.
Fifty-year-old Jose Pineda of Gaithersburg pleaded guilty Wednesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Prosecutors dropped four other charges of sexual abuse and sex offense.READ MORE: President Biden Announces Travel Restrictions On Eight South African Countries In An Effort To Slow The Spread Of New COVID-19 Variant
Pineda was arrested in October after police say three 12-year-old girls reported being abused at Roberto Clemente and Ridgeview middle schools.
A spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office says Pineda faces up to five years in prison when he’s sentenced May 29.READ MORE: Police: Murder Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Baltimore Home After Firing Shots At Officers
Pineda also will face being forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and deportation back to his native Honduras.
According to reports, Pineda is a married father of three and has been in the U.S. for 25 years.MORE NEWS: Shoppers Across Maryland Return To Stores For Black Friday As Retailers Face Supply, Staffing Challenges
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