JEFFERSON, Md. (WJZ) — Three former employees of a Frederick County special needs day school and residential treatment center were in court Thursday for a bond review.
Jermaine Thomas, 35, of Frederick, Ariel Eppard, 27, of Hagerstown, and Wesley Dean, 32, of Montgomery Village, face numerous charges for alleged sex crimes with two then-students at The Jefferson School.READ MORE: Crisis Inside The Classroom: Baltimore County Teachers Rally, Demand Change
The offenses involved a 17-year-old and 18-year-old female. The investigation is continuing into other allegations.
“There are multiple other allegations involving students, but we are still investigating them,” an official said.READ MORE: COVID Outbreaks At Baltimore-Area Schools Raises Concerns For Parents
A judge set bond at $50,000 for Thomas with conditions he surrenders his passports. He has a U.S. and Hungarian passport from his time playing basketball in Europe, officials said.
The judge set bond at $25,000 for Eppard and Dean. All three were ordered to have pre-trial supervision and no contact with victims or each other.MORE NEWS: Preventing Mass Shootings: Seizing Guns Under ‘Red Flag’ Laws From Baltimore To Buffalo
In a statement to WJZ Wednesday, the school said they immediately placed the trio on leave when the allegations surfaced and later fired all three.