The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a man in Northeast Washington, D.C. earlier this week in relation to a 2018 case, where a minor was subjected to sexual misconduct in the District.
The arrest was carried out by the Department’s Youth and Family Services Division, Physical and Sexual Abuse Branch on Tuesday, March 17, as per a D.C. Superior Court’s arrest warrant.
Detectives from the Branch have announced the man’s arrest, saying he was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
He was identified as Andrew P. Smith, a 37-year-old former teacher at D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
“In January 2018, the suspect engaged in a sexual act with a minor victim, with whom he had a significant relationship,” according to a statement issued by the D.C. Police.