Police talk to school official about charges
Update, 12:51 p.m. Friday:
Montgomery County family crimes detectives have started speaking to a high school admissions director about allegations he sexually abused a student at Washington Christian Academy in Olney.
Police today described the student as a 14-year-old female.
The admissions director, Thomas Charles Wilson, had been missing since Wednesday night. Detectives made contact with him this morning, and he agreed to turn himself in.
Update, 12:35 p.m. Friday:
Thomas Charles Wilson turned himself in to Montgomery County police at 11:30 a.m. Friday. More details are expected soon.
The director of admissions for a Montgomery County Christian school has been charged with sexual abuse on a student and is missing amid those allegations, authorities said Thursday.
Thomas Charles Wilson, 47, was last seen Wednesday night. Police described him as a white male, 5-foot-7, tall, weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a gold 2003 Kia SUV, bearing Maryland tags 8062CC, according to police.
Wilson has been serving as admissions director at the Washington Christian Academy, in Olney, since November 2008, according to the school. He'd worked as a volunteer at the school for several months before taking the position.
On Wednesday, Montgomery County detectives interviewed a student, who reported "inappropriate touching by Wilson" between Jan. 1, 2011 and Feb. 1, 2011, police said. Detectives obtained a warrant for Wilson charging him with sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of third-degree sexual offense and one count of fourth-degree sexual offense, police said.
The school "continues to cooperate fully with the investigation," police said.
In a statement released to the media, the school pledged to continue cooperating.
"I appreciate your sensitivity to the devastation this event has caused the family of the victim, the faculty and staff of WCA, and our entire community," said the statement, provided by Larry Danner, the Head of School.
Police ask anyone with information about Wilson or his whereabouts to call Detective K. Leggett at 240-773-5426
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