Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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On April 18, detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division arrested a former instructional assistant at Mattawoman Middle School in connection with making inappropriate comments to a female student and having inappropriate contact with another female student. Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 23, of Waldorf, was arrested at his residence and charged with second-degree rape, 4th-degree sex offense, obscene telephone misuse, stalking and other related charges. The first allegation involving inappropriate comments was made in January and Williams was immediately removed from the schools. During the investigation, a second student reported inappropriate contact. The CCSO is asking parents to talk with their children. Anyone who has further information about Williams is asked to contact Det. G. Higgs at (301) 609-6498.

Anthony T. Williams, Jr.

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