From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[February 12, 2013, Pylesville, MD] — Maryland State Police Detectives from the State Police Barrack in Bel Air and assigned to the Harford County Child Advocacy Center (HCCAC), have arrested and charged a Harford County school system employee with having sex with a 15 year old student.
Amanda Kay Miller, 35, from Whiteford, Maryland, is charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Third Degree Sex Offense, and two counts of Fourth Degree Sex Offense. Miller is reported to be an inclusion helper at the North Harford High School. An inclusion helper supports the classroom teacher by providing support to students during instruction, prepares instructional materials for students under the direction of the teacher, and charts data on student progress.
On February 8, 2013, the HCCAC received a referral of child sexual abuse. Police interviewed the 15 year old male victim who told investigators he and Miller had had sexual relations. The victim knew Miller was an inclusion teacher at the North Harford High School. Both he and Miller had been communicating with each other outside of school since December 2012 and that Miller had engaged in sexual intercourse with him. He also stated that she has taken him home from school on occasion and has purchased cigarettes for him.
Police arrested Miller taking her into custody at the North Harford High School on February 11, 2013. She was booked into the Harford County Detention Center where she was later released after posting a $50,000 bond.
The Harford County Child Advocacy Center is a multi-disciplinary investigative task force which has been operational since August of 1993. The mission of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center (HCCAC) is to investigate allegations of child maltreatment while providing services and resources for the abused child and his/her family. The Task Force is comprised of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Bel Air, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace Police Departments, the Harford County Office of the State’s Attorney, Harford County Department of Social Services – Child Protective Services, and Family and Children Services of Central Maryland.