McLean Man Allegedly Molested Former Students
Fairfax County police charge 73-year-old resident with three counts of indecent liberties, one count of abduction for alleged contact with Potomac School students.
A McLean man who taught at the Potomac School for nearly three decades is being charged for allegedly molesting some of his former students — all girls between 12 and 14 years old — during the late 1960s.
Fairfax County Police Department detectives said in a statement Friday they were charging Christopher R. Kloman, 73, of McLean, with three counts of indecent liberties and one of abduction with intent to defile in connection with the contact he had with four of his former students.
He was arrested at 1 p.m. Friday and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Detectives launched a year-long investigation into Kloman after one of those students reported in November 2011 she was molested by the teacher about 43 years ago, when she was a 12-year-old student at the school.
Kloman was one of her elementary school teachers, the woman said. Detectives say she first reported the incident to the Washington Episcopal School, when "she ran into him and saw that he was teaching children."
Detectives say Kloman taught at the Potomac School between 1965 and 1994, before teaching across Maryland. He worked as a substitute teacher there until the investigation began, according to police.
The investigation also revealed additional victims, all between the ages of 12 and 14 at the time the alleged offenses occurred, between 1968 and 1969.
"While police believe there may be additional victims, they have no evidence indicating that any of these incidents occurred since the early 1980’s," detectives said in a statement.