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Scott Duane Spear arrested for having sex with student, police say

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***All charges against Scott Spear have been dropped***

Scott Spear (Photo: Montgomery County Police)

Montgomery County police arrested a Julius West Middle School teacher for having sex with a 16-year-old student, police say.

The teacher, Scott Duane Spear, 47, of Rockville, is also the basketball and track coach at Richard Montgomery High School. He was arrested and charged with two counts of committing a fourth-degree sex offense.

On January 27, police received information that a 16-year-old Richard Montgomery High School student had sex with Spear.

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Police said that in May or June 2011, the 16-year-old student told a third party that she had sex with an older man. The student didn’t go into detail about the man.

In November 2011, the student identified the defendant to the third party, police said. Spear had been the student’s track coach since 2009. He had also been the student’s 8th grade teacher at Julius West Middle School.

While Spear was her track coach, she and the defendant spoke with each other constantly on the phone, after school and on weekends, police say.

In April or May 2011, Spear contacted the student and asked if she wanted to meet. She agreed, and Spear took her to a residence in Rockville where they had sex, police say.

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