Teacher Accused of Touching Student Due in Court Friday

Neelsville Middle School teacher charged with third-degree sexual offense; preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday

A seventh grade English teacher who allegedly touched one of his students inappropriately is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday in Montgomery County District Court.

Cuyler Jay Cornell, a teacher at , has been charged with two counts of third-degree sexual offense and sexually abusing a minor.

Cornell, 50, of Stonebridge Court in Germantown, was arrested without incident on May 7, according to police. Reginald W. Bours II Esq., is listed as Cornell’s attorney, according to online court records.

In February, police and school administrators were notified of “inappropriate contact” between Cornell and the student. Police allege the inappropriate contact occurred twice during the summer of 2011.

A MCPS spokesman said the student was a 14-year-old male; Cornell was placed on leave as soon as the concerns were raised, .

Ricardo James June 07, 2012 at 12:04 PM
This pervert was my son's teacher! It really scares me!
NO2O June 07, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Here we go again. Guilty until proven innocent. The charge comes up a year later? Could be however the norm is for there to be a history of this behavior. Lets see how many more come forward and what happens at the trial before we hang him. Now then if it is true, CASTRATION!
whylietellthetruth September 25, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I was a student of mr. Cornell and i myself observed during my time in middle school several inappropiate actions given by him towards students. at the time I was too young to realize I should of informed someone, and Now it sickens me but also gives me a moment of relief that someone spoke up when I and so many others im sure couldn't


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