Baltimore Catholic school teacher arrested for online sex with former student: PD
A 38-year-old Catholic school teacher in Maryland has been arrested for having an online sexual relationship with an underage former student, authorities said.
An investigation was opened into Mark Planamente, of Parkville, on February 11 after Maryland State Police were told he was having an inappropriate online relationship with the girl, state police said. Marland.
Planamente was arrested at his home that night for sexually soliciting a minor and presenting obscene material to a minor, authorities said.
A search of his home uncovered electronic devices, which were under forensic examination, authorities said. Additional charges were pending findings.
Planamente was previously employed as a teacher in the Baltimore County Public School System and Baltimore Catholic High School.
At the time of his arrest, Planamente was a teacher at Sisters Academy in Baltimore. School officials have been notified and are assisting Maryland State Police with the investigation.
He was brought before a court commissioner for a first appearance and is being held without bond.
the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore City Police Department, and the Baltimore County Police Department and Homeland Security participated in the investigation.
Investigators urge anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the Maryland State Police assigned to the Computer Crimes Unit/Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at 410-694-4773. Callers can remain confidential.
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