Howard County School Sex Abuse Claims Shock the Community

A Howard County teacher, 44-year-old Matthew Barth, is facing charges for the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old student at Maryland’s Mt. Hebron High School.

Detectives believe that the teacher abused the student on multiple occasions inside the school for four months after reviewing electronic records which showed that there was inappropriate contact between the teacher and the victim.

Also, a jury convicted a former Maryland School for the Deaf aide of sexually abusing two of seven middle-school girls who said he had touched their breasts or buttocks over a three-year period at the school’s Columbia campus.

The Howard County jury cleared 38-year-old Clarence Taylor III of one count of child sexual abuse but was unable to reach a verdict on four other counts. 

All teachers, coaches, and other school officials responsible for the recent spates of Howard County school abuse must be held accountable for their behavior.

It’s tragic that the children of Howard County schools have been subjected to such appalling behavior, and it’s imperative that steps are taken to ensure that it never happens again.

Schools must have adequate training, policies, and procedures in place to ensure the safety and security of their students.


Howard County School Sex Abuse Report Sounds A Caution

Victims of alleged Howard County sex abuse are urged to request a free, private case evaluation for justice and potential compensation

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Our attorneys don’t tolerate those school systems that try to downplay serious cases or those that would rather protect their reputations instead of protecting innocent victims.

Howard County School Sex Abuse Info To Prepare Families

Who’s legally responsible for student abuse?

If you want to collect significant damages—and send a message to the school itself—you may have to try suing the school district or school board, depending on the circumstances, on the evidence, and on which laws apply.

Examples of Professionals Accused of Abusing Students:



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Examples of the Elements of School Abuse Cases Include:


Sexual contact

Sexual abuse


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School systems that fail in their duty of having adequate training, policies, and procedures in place to ensure the safety and security of their students deserve to answer for this failing in court.

Howard County School Sex Abuse FAQ: Questions About Abuse Cases

What additional damage can school systems cause in abuse cases?

There have been cases where school systems have declined to report those suspected of abuse to the proper authorities in order to protect the reputation of the system.

What form does justice potentially take for victims of abuse?

For victims of abuse, justice often includes potential compensation for damages along with a verdict of meaningful punishment for those found guilty.

How long do victims have to file a case?

While the statute of limitations has been temporarily relaxed to allow Howard County sex abuse victims additional time to react, there’s a definite timetable to be followed.

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