FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) – A 45-year-old teacher at Forestville High School has been arrested in connection to the sexual abuse of a female student at the school, Prince George’s County police said.
Vincent McDuffie was arrested Thursday in the 10,000 block of Campus Way South in Upper Marlboro.
According to detectives, the then 17-year-old victim said McDuffie had sexual contact with her several times in March and April on school grounds during the school day.
When detectives arrested McDuffie, he admitted to his involvement.
McDuffie has been charged with sex abuse of a minor.
The principal of the school has been placed on administrative leave out of an abundance of caution while they conduct their investigation into the case, officials said.
Prince George's County Public Schools released the following statement:
Prince George's County Public Schools is aware of the arrest of a Forestville High School teacher on Thursday. We will cooperate fully with law enforcement in its investigation. Based upon the admission made by the teacher to the police, we have placed him on leave without pay and will immediately seek his termination. Any behavior that brings harm to a student will not be tolerated in any way in PGCPS. We remain keenly focused on our commitment to ensuring a quality education in a safe environment for the children of PGCPS.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Children and Vulnerable Adult Unit at 301-772-4930. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.