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EDGEWATER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested a man from Edgewater, Md. in connection to several sex offenses which occurred at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring.

Benjamin Robert Cano, 33, of the200 block of Night Haven Court in Edgewater was a teacher at the Middle School. The first incident was reported on May 17 when two students were touched inappropriately. Detectives met with the two 11-year-old female students who made them aware that a third 12-year-old female student may have been a victim as well, officials said.

According to the investigation, it was confirmed that Cano hadinappropriately touched all three victims between August 2012 and May 2013, all during school hours, police said.

Cano has been charged with 3 counts of sexual abuse of a minor and 3 counts of committing a 3rd degree sex offense, police said.

Parents are advised to call 240-773-5400 if they suspect that their child may have been a victim.


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