Teacher Indicted for Sex Offense, Abuse

Formal charges filed against English teacher accused of inappropriately touching a student

The case against a Neelsville Middle School teacher charged with inappropriately touching one of his students will proceed in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Cuyler Jay Cornell, 50, of Stonebridge Court in Germantown, was indicted for two counts of third-degree sexual offense and one count sexually abusing a minor, court records show.

A trial date has not yet been set, said Seth Zucker, a spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Reginald W. Bours II Esq. was listed as Cornell’s attorney in court records accessed online.

Cornell taught seventh grade English at Neelsville Middle. In February, police and school administrators were notified of “inappropriate contact” between Cornell and a male student that allegedly occurred twice during the summer of 2011. An MCPS spokesman said Cornell was placed on leave as soon as the concerns were raised, .

Police said Cornell was arrested without incident on May 7.

Paul Gunther June 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM
This happened in February and we are just now hearing about it.....
Patricia Kelly August 10, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Cuyler Cornell has worked at other schools, including Sligo Middle. What is being done to determine whether there were other victims?
Daniel Anderson August 15, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Instead of pretending that arresting Cornell puts an end to the problem, children should be taught what is inappropriate behaviour. Who else but the children themselves can best identify these perpetrators?


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