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A teacher at Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, a Baltimore County Public Schools middle school, has been charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old female student during school hours.

Chadwick F. Zamarron, 35, of the 4300 block of Breeders Cup Ct., 21133, is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, perverted practice, second- and third-degree sexual offense and sex abuse by a person in authority.

Zamarron is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Detectives from BCoPD's Crimes Against Children Unit began an investigation last week, when the student told her mother she had performed a sex act on Zamarron. During a subsequent interview with a social worker, the girl said that beginning in  January 2017 she sent messages sexual in nature to Zamarron via various social media platforms. After that, a friendship developed that involved verbal, sexual and electronic communication occurring during school hours.

In February, the investigation showed, the relationship became physical and involved kissing and sexual acts performed periodically in Zamarron's classroom and office through February and March. Zamarron wrote hall passes providing excuses for her not to be in scheduled classes.

Northwest Academy is located at 4627 Old Court Road, 21208.

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.

Revised June 27, 2017