Silver Spring Man Charged with Inappropriately Touching a Minor

A Silver Spring man was charged with a sexual offense for inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl in a laundromat in Aspen Hill, according to a press release from Montgomery County Police.  

Julio Portillo-Hernandez, 56, was arrested and charged with two counts of a third-degree sexual offense.  

The alledged sexual assault occured on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at approximately 9:20 p.m. in a laundromat located in the 13600 block of Georgia Avenue.

According to the investigation, Portillo-Hernandez is known to work at a local pizza restaurant and entered the laundromat offering patrons leftover pizzas for a discounted price. 

The suspect – wearing a shirt with the name of the pizza restaurant – approached the victim’s mother but she declined the offer. Portillo-Hernandez then inappropriately touched the victim while the mother witnessed the act and called 911, police said.  

When officers arrived, they located the suspect in the area and arrested him. Portillo-Hernandez is being held on a $8,000 bond.

Police believe there may be additional victims and they urge anyone with information to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400. 

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Michael Hernández

About Michael Hernández

Michael Hernández is a freelancer reporter for Montgomery Community Media and Hola Montgomery. He was previously an intern at MCM and is also a junior journalism major at the University of Maryland. You can reach him by email at


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