February 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Capital Crescent Cyclist Who Assaulted Three Young Adults Sentenced to Probation 

Anthony Brennan III, the Kensington man who was filmed and pleaded guilty to assaulting a group of young adults on the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, was sentenced to three years probation on Tuesday. During a virtual sentencing, Brennan, 61, was ordered to serve one year of supervised probation followed by two years unsupervised. During […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged With Abusing 85-Year-Old Father

Montgomery County Police’s Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit is charging a Silver Spring man “with causing abuse to his 85-year-old father.” Detectives have determined that George McGrath IV, 55, is the primary caretaker for his father, according to police. Police say a local hospital contacted Montgomery County Adult Protective Services about the possibility that elder abuse […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hundreds of Students Attend Choose Respect Conference (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Montgomery County students attended the Choose Respect Conference at Richard Montgomery High School on April 2nd. MCPS-TV has a recap. More scenes from today's @Choose_Respect healthy teen dating conference. Opening remarks will begin shortly! #RespectyourSelfie2017 pic.twitter.com/96IZ9620VU — MCPS (@MCPS) April 2, 2017 Great to see so many of our @mocoboe members, elected officials […]

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February 24, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Teens Learn to ‘Choose Respect’ at Safe Dating Conference (Video)

Don’t be afraid to say something was the message communicated to teens during a conference in Silver Spring, which focused on encouraging the next generation to choose respect when it comes to dating and relationships. One in three teens and young adults will experience some form of dating abuse leaders reminded parents and teens at […]

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February 21, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

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Conference in Montgomery County to Focus on Safe Teen Dating

One in three teens and young adults will experience some form of dating abuse, according to Break the Cycle, a non-profit organization that provides dating abuse prevention programs exclusively to young people. Reducing this statistic is the focus of the fifth annual “Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Conference” on Feb. 23 at the Montgomery College […]

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