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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/ 4/2011

Police talk to school official about charges

By Dan Morse

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.


Original post:
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

By Dan Morse  | February 4, 2011; 12:56 PM ET
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"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. "
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And, crickets chirping from the peanut gallery.

Posted by: case50 | February 3, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Case50...Are you really surprised? There was a story on here the other day about a priest who did the same thing. Wait for it.....crickets

Posted by: msdooby | February 4, 2011 6:35 AM | Report abuse

So what does "inappropriate touching" even mean? Before I go grab my torch and join the other villagers in hunting this man down, I'd like to know exactly what he is accused of.
Did he merely give someone a backrub that went a little too low, or did he actually fondle someones genitals repeatedly?
I dislike these sex offense stories that omit the specific behavior that drew the charges. It makes me think the Post is too quick to publish stories about sex offensives without judging the seriousness of the actual offense.

Posted by: MarilynManson | February 4, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Another 'devout christian'....

Posted by: 10bestfan | February 4, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Castrate him!!

Posted by: americanborboh | February 4, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Christians make me puke.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 4, 2011 4:23 PM | Report abuse

And TaxiDrivers should be burned at the stake.

Posted by: hisroc | February 4, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

It is so terrible that the actions of a few causes so many people to think that this is a Christian issue. This is an issue about a sick thing that a man has been accused of commiting. Regardless if he did or did not do this, this is a sex crime issue. Just because this man claims to be a Christian and commits this crime does not make all of us Christian's, sexual criminials. I am a 30 yr old man with a wife and baby daughter and I am a Christian. I completely agree this man should be held 100 percent accountable for all of his actions in this matter! It makes me sick and want to puke myself! Please try not to judge the many by the horrible acts commited by a few!

Posted by: canda14 | February 4, 2011 5:41 PM | Report abuse

It is so terrible that the actions of a few causes so many people to think that this is a Christian issue. This is an issue about a sick thing that a man has been accused of commiting. Regardless if he did or did not do this, this is a sex crime issue. Just because this man claims to be a Christian and commits this crime does not make all of us Christian's, sexual criminials. I am a 30 yr old man with a wife and baby daughter and I am a Christian. I completely agree this man should be held 100 percent accountable for all of his actions in this matter! It makes me sick and want to puke myself! Please try not to judge the many by the horrible acts commited by a few!

Posted by: canda14 | February 4, 2011 5:42 PM | Report abuse

thank allah it wasn't a muslim!

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | February 5, 2011 12:00 PM | Report abuse

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