Timothy Krupica, who was a teacher at Meadow Hall Elementary School in Rockville, pleaded guilty to four counts of Second Degree Assault (inappropriate touching), each case carrying a maximum sentence of three years, officials said.
(WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County teacher whose criminal case has divided a school community appeared in court Friday.
Thirty-year-old Timothy Krupica is accused of sexually abusing students at Meadow Hall Elementary school in Rockville. Two more accusers came forward after police filed charges against Krupica in February. All the alleged victims are 11-year-old girls.
WUSA 9's Scott Broom reports there are parents in court in support of the accused teacher Timothy Krupica as well as parents who believe he committed the crimes.
So far in court, the judge has refused the defense's request to drop the charges against Krupica.
The defense claims the latest allegations against Krupica were made by two 6th grade girls only after Krupica accused them of "bullying" and sent them to the principal's office. The prosecution says the two girls who came forward with the charges, and their families, have been harassed by others in the neighborhood.
Scott Broom will have more on this case tonight at 5.