Friday, April 12, 2013
“We were deadlocked because there was not a ton of evidence,” one of the jurors said, according to The Gazette.
A Montgomery County judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of a Gaithersburg vocal coach accused of sexually abusing one of his students, according to a report by The Gazette. Jurors could not reach a verdict in the case against 47-year-old Timothy M. Ballard after more than six hours of deliberation, according to the report. “Cases that involve the alleged sexual abuse of a child are difficult to prove because it is often the word of a child versus the credibility of an adult. We will reassess this case and make a determination at a later time,” said Ramon Korionoff, spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to the report. Read the full story on The Gazette. Related Content:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The former swim coach is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female swim student in the 1980s.
Rick Curl, a former swim coach who trained Olympic athletes and founded a prominent Washington, DC-area swim club, pleaded guilty Thursday to sex abuse, The Washington Post reports. Curl is accused of having a sexual relationship with his former swim student, Kelley Currin, in the 1980s, when Currin was a teenager and Curl was in his 30s. Currin and Curl both appeared in court Thursday, The Post reports. Curl, 63, has stepped down from his position at the Curl-Burke Swim Club, now known as the Nation's Capital Swim Club, and has been banned from USA Swimming. The relationship allegedly began at North Bethesda's Georgetown Preparatory School, where the club leased the pool. Curl faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. A sentencing …
Timothy Vincent Krupica, a fifth grade teacher at Meadow Hall Elementary School, has been charged with sex abuse.
Sex abuse charges were filed against a Rockville elementary school teacher, police reported Thursday, stemming from allegations that he molested two female students. Timothy Vincent Krupica, 30, of Frederick, MD, was arrested Thursday. He was charged with sexually abusing a minor and several sex-offense charges, according to court records accessed online. A bail review hearing was set for 1 p.m. Friday. Krupica is a fifth grade teacher at Meadow Hall Elementary School in Rockville, school officials confirmed. Krupica has worked at the school since 2009. Police said the reported abuse occurred between September 2012 and February 2013. Two 11-year-old girls claimed they were forced to touch the teacher inappropriately inside a classroom, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Former swimming coach is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female swimmer in the 1980s.
Rick Curl, the former swim coach alleged to have had sexual relationship with an underage female swim student in the 1980s, is expected to plead guilty to sex abuse charges, The Gazette reports. Curl has trained atheletes including Olympic gold medalists and world record breakers. He is the founder of the well-known Curl-Burke Swim Club, which recently changed its name to the Nation’s Capital Swim Club in the wake of the allegations. Swimmer Kelley Currin came forward with the allegations in an article in The Washington Post. According to the report, the relationship began at North Bethesda's Georgetown Preparatory School in 1983, when Currin was 13 and Curl was 33. The club leased the pool there, according to the report. Curl last year …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Trial continues Wednesday for Neelsville Middle School teacher indicted on charges of sexually abusing a minor.
A teenage male accuser told jurors on Tuesday that his teacher touched him inappropriately on several occasions at Neelsville Middle School and in the teacher’s car. The 15-year-old was the first witness called in the trial of Cuyler Cornell, 51, of Germantown. The seventh grade English teacher was indicted on two counts of third-degree sex offense and one count of sexually abusing a minor. The prosecution claimed Cornell developed a sexual relationship with the teen between Jan. 1, 2011, and Oct. 10, 2011. The alleged incidents began when the teen was 13, during his seventh grade year, according to court testimony. Cornell's attorney portrayed the teen accuser as troubled and unreliable. Patch is withholding the name of the juvenile …