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A warrant for the arrest of a Franklin High School teacher has been issued after detectives found she engaged in sex acts with a student.

Ekatherine Pappas, 24, of the 200 block of Lyndale Avenue, Nottingham, 21236, taught Spanish at the school. She will be charged with sexual abuse of a minor, 4th degree sexual offense and related charges.

The investigation shows Pappas has left the country. Anyone with information that could assist detectives with this case, including locating Pappas, should contact Baltimore County Police, 410-307-2020.

Franklin High’s School Resource Officer became aware yesterday of a video depicting a female teacher engaged in a sex act with a male student. The SRO immediately contacted the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit with the information.  Detectives from this unit initiated an investigation which confirmed the existence of the video and the teacher’s involvement in sex acts with the 16-year-old student on two occasions, once on December 21 and again on December 22, 2016.

The crimes did not occur on school property.

Booking photo of Frank Pugliese III, charged with possessing child pornography.A Baltimore City school teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography.

The suspect, Frank Joseph Pugliese III, is a teacher at Baltimore's Monarch Academy, a public charter school. He also was employed at the Compass Academy in Arbutus, a school for special needs children, for about 15 years.

Pugliese, 43, of the 1200 block of Tugwell Drive in Catonsville, is charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, and has been released on bail.

In early August, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit conducted an online investigation of child pornography shared via the internet and found images of child pornography associated with the suspect's IP address.

Subsequent investigation found that Pugliese had downloaded and shared numerous files depicting videos and photographic images of prepubescent girls (ages six to 9).

Police executed a search and seizure warrant on Pugliese's Catonsville home on September 1. Detectives found evidence of deleted child pornography files.

Police have no evidence that Pugliese abused children or photographed or recorded children.

On July 15, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit received information about a subject who wanted to purchase a child for a sexual act.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect wanted to purchase a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy for sex. A detective assumed an undercover identity, posed as a pimp, and began online communication with the suspect. During an online conversation with the suspect, the detective also posed as a 15-year-old boy. The suspect indicated in that conversation that he wanted to engage in a sexual act with the boy.

The undercover detective told the suspect that he could meet the boys in a room at a Baltimore County hotel. When the suspect arrived at the room, he knocked on the door and it was answered by an undercover investigator. The suspect was then taken into custody.

The suspect advised the detectives that he is employed by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. Beaver worked as an aquatics instructor for the summer camp and has held various positions at both JCC locations -- Parks Heights and Owings Mills.

Detectives also discovered that he had been a soccer coach and is a retired Carroll County school teacher.

Held on Bail

The suspect has been identified as 58-year-old Charles David Beaver of the 3000 block of Main Street in Manchester. He has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor and related charges, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

This investigation was conducted by Baltimore County detectives and other members of the Maryland Child  Exploitation Task Force. The Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force is comprised of Baltimore County Police , FBI and other local jurisdictions.

Contact Police

Detectives do not know if Charles David Beaver actually abused anyone but are asking anyone with information on him to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Booking Photo

A booking photo of Charles David Beaver is shown below.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016