Monday, May 15, 2017

Another MCPS security employee charged with having sex with student

Montgomery County police have arrested and charged a Montgomery County Public Schools employee for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student at Col. Brooke E. Lee Middle School in Silver Spring, where he was a "security employee." Mike Anthony Lievano, 21, of University Boulevard in Silver Spring, has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor, a third-degree sex offense, and fourth-degree sex offense.

Police say Lievano turned himself in late last night, and was transported to the Central Processing Unit. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Lievano is the second MCPS security employee in a month to be charged with having sex with a minor girl at the school he was assigned to. In the first case, at Richard Montgomery High School, it was revealed that MCPS had failed to do a background check on that employee, who had faced charges in a strip club gun incident easily found through a Google search.

Detectives say Lievano and the girl at Lee MS started "dating" on March 29, after an exchange of text messages. They did not say how the suspect obtained the girl's cell phone number. "Inappropriate sexual contact" took place between the two at his home, and her home.

Police ask anyone who believes that his/her child may have been victimized by Lievano in a similar way to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

14) "MCPS had failed to do a background check on that employee"

Anonymous said...

"it was revealed that MCPS had failed to do a background check "

Flat out lie. A background check WAS done.
You can't change the FACT because you don't like the results.

Anonymous said...

I thought your readers already took you to task last week about the background check? Why are you still going with the incorrect assumption that a 2017 google search would have turned up an old NYT article way back when he was hired?

Robert Dyer said...

A real background check would be more than a Google search, and would quickly turn up a gun charge. Since they didn't, it's clear no background check was done. Ask any FBI, CIA or Secret Service agent, if you don't believe me.

Anonymous said...

13 years prior.

In another state.

Not convicted.

Anonymous said...

If Dyer had ever actually employed anyone, he would know that background checks are not perfect and that they FREQUENTLY miss critical information.

Anonymous said...

There was a background check in 2007. You should read more, Robert. The idea that a dropped misdemeanor charge in a different state a couple decades ago wasn't unearthed in court records searches is hardly surprising news.
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Yantsos faced a misdemeanor charge more than two decades ago after allegedly pulling out a revolver to “menace” a woman while he was working for the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Because the charge didn’t show up in in the screening process, Turner said MCPS is checking for gaps in the federal and state databases used in the search.

“We’re looking for whether there’s a problem with the databases,” he said. “We’re always looking at this, and this is another opportunity to reflect on it and see if we catch anything.”

Anna Van Horn said...

10:03 Like I posted before.

I did that, I asked someone who works "in Arlington." Wink-wink, nudge-nudge. He wasn't surprised when I laid out the facts. It turns out systems don''t work as well as we think they do. He recommended Malcolm Nance's book "The Plot to Hack America." I haven't read it yet, still reading Kevin Kruse's One Nation Under God.

Robert Dyer said...

Just curious - why would anyone be defending MCPS for failing to do a background check? That's the not the reaction of parents to all the sordid stories coming out of MCPS these days (when they aren't covered up or wished away like the rockville rape and beatings of female students, of course).

Do you want to put a good word in for Barwood cab while you're at it. "Love the service Comcast provides!" Give me a break.

Any credible background check turns up a gun charge. Period.

Anonymous said...

No it doesn't. Period.

Anna Van Horn said...

Robert, no one is defending MCPS. Truth is being defended.

It is a fact a background check was done.

You saying it wasn't done does not change the fact that is WAS done.

Anonymous said...

"Do you want to put a good word in for Barwood cab while you're at it. "Love the service Comcast provides!" Give me a break."

I believe this was Talking Point #12 or #13 on the list on the previous thread.

"Rockville rape"

Nope. You're due for an update on that story, aren't you?

Roald said...

Clearly MCPS needs to re-examine their hiring policies for security staff.

Anonymous said...

Robert, you're flat lying and you know it. Or at least I hope you know it. The alternatives (either delusional or dumb) aren't any better.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman's article was much better.

Anonymous said...

I love that smile on his face.

"I just got some. Dyer didn't, and never will."

Anonymous said...

"Ask any FBI, CIA or Secret Service agent, if you don't believe me."

I don't believe you and I don't believe that you have ever talked to an FBI, CIA, or Secret Service agent, either.

Anonymous said...

3:37pm dial it back a smidge. You sound crazy.

I remember Giffords said...

Of all jobs, this one deserves extra scrutiny and vetting.

Robert Dyer said...

10:45: I have evidence no background check was performed; what evidence do you have that one was? Also, I thought you said you weren't the troll, but your comments on this story sound exactly like the troll's other pro-MCPS-pedophile comments.

3:37: You're talking to a guy who was at Quantico when he was a kid, with a souvenir shell casing from the shooting range.

Robert Dyer said...

10:51: Nothing has changed since my last report. The MoCo cartel let 'em out, and gave 'em the key to the County.

Robert Dyer said...

2:32: You do like your news reheated in the microwave later. I'm sure you preferred a report that didn't provide the larger context of incompetence and rape culture at MCPS.

Robert Dyer said...

3:18: The smile is because he thinks Jack Smith and the State's Attorney will drop all charges. "100% not guilty! Now we can go after the real killers!" "Uh, Dr. Smith, another MCPS employee charged with statutory rape." "Darn it!" #Giddy

Anonymous said...

The ourisman meeting was interesting with their proposal yesterday to improve the space. Artwork on a walll, meh. The improved entry, not so bad. What does everyone think?

Anonymous said...

Jack Smith neither brought nor dropped the charges against the defendants in the Rockville HS case. My God you are a moron.

Anna Van Horn said...

10:45 - What *evidence* do you have that something wasn't done? If you have verifiable evidence that will prove MCPS wrong, why are you withholding it from the authorities?

Continue to accuse me. I am who I say I am, so you don't scare me, no matter how hard you try.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Dyer give the county council hell because they "held back" evidence prior to the last election?

Robert Dyer said...

The evidence is that they were unaware of the gun charge, which would have been found in any standard background check, much less the kind of check that should be done for a security guard who will be around children.

6:04: I've repeatedly laid out the evidence of no background check. Councilmember Hans Riemer was in a completely different situation - He withheld evidence of illegal activity in the MoCo DLC until after he was safely reelected in 2014, a violation of his oath of office.

Anonymous said...

That isn't evidence!!!!! It's opinion!!!!!

Robert Dyer said...

2:52: I think it was mighty fishy that the County is apparently willing to let them off the hook on the garage (unless this is the County government in an awkward way admitting that they gave Ourisman approvals, and so it was the County's fault), and highly suspect that the small and slightly-failing magazine was used as a vehicle to promote the meeting, instead of sending the announcement to all local media outlets. Another case of trading access for favorable coverage. That's not journalism, but as their plagiarism of my content shows, they're not exactly professional journalists over there to begin with.

Robert Dyer said...

Ask an FBI agent, and they'll back up what I've said 100%.

Robert Dyer said...

3:40: So why was Jack Smith part of the State's Attorney's news conference? And giddy, to boot?

Anna Van Horn said...

Like I posted w-a-y up there @10:41:
I did that, I asked someone who works "in Arlington." Wink-wink, nudge-nudge. He wasn't surprised when I laid out the facts. It turns out systems don''t work as well as we think they do.

Are you saying only FBI can answer that? Pfft. Backpedal much?

Anonymous said...

Liberals are soft on crime though and that means all the libs on this site attacking the person who writes this blog are foolish because they are defending the criminal who molested the child.Montgomery County is a little wacky with the liberalism.

Anonymous said...

seems to be a pattern emerging of sexual assault on school kids by people Montgomery county hires to protect our MCPS children and by Illegal Aliens.

Anonymous said...

I am not liberal, actually pretty anti liberal. I just don't agree with the way Robert presents many of his ideas. He does not look objectively at issues, he also looks at what will make his chances at election look best.

Anonymous said...

how about the issue of all the sexual assaults taking place?I think that's what this blog post is trying to highlight. All I've read are posts by people attacking the person writing the story.nothing about the criminal element that is apparently praying on young children in school.

Anonymous said...

A background check would likely NOT report a charge that was dropped. That would be absurd.

Anonymous said...

soft on crime

Anonymous said...

A few facts to counter the #FakeNews...

The FCRA says that a non-conviction can be reported on a background check for a period of no longer than seven years.

MCPS hired Yantsos in 2007. The dropped charge was from 1994.

2007 - 1994 = 13.

13 > 7.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the dropped charge did not show up on the candidate's background check.