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.

VA November 18, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Dear Mr. Montgomery, Please stay in Pennsylvania.
VA November 18, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Dear Mr. Montgomery Get a life job hobby real wife YA LOSER
BR---Raised in New York City November 19, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Mr Montgomery has a valid point. Virginia Law does mention a small point of fact that states there is a 20 year reporting period in which crimes such as this are prosecutable. That same law does not mention prosecutions pursued after a 20 year lapse of reporting even in cases where young children waited many years to report such crimes
claire miller November 25, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Have you ever heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Locally Involved December 17, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Mr. Montgomery I suggest you actually speak with a victim of molestation or rape before you espouse your ill-conceived thoughts. The other side of that coin is to actually experience such a violation. Either way, somehow you need to learn empathy to understand. Some folk can learn by listening, others need experience. You apparently fall in the latter.
Anne Speckhard December 17, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I believe in innocence until proven guilty as well but Mr. Montgomery you should inform yourself about child sexual abuse. The perpetrator usually severely threatens the child - sometimes with death, the child is terrified and shamed, and the mind of child and even adult victims is able to "dissociate" horrible and unacceptable events making them seem unreal and hiding them deep inside the mind until the child grows up and finds his or her voice. This is a common phenomena. So it's more likely they didn't "wait" but simply came to a point in their lives when it was acceptable and they had support to "tell". This has nothing to do with fascism. I'm sure he will receive a fair trial and his victims will pay a high price for reliving all that happened to them if indeed it's true. I laud their courage for finally speaking out. And most states allow for victims who were abused as children to have delayed reporting - there is often NO statute of limitations on child sexual abuse for this very reason. Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.
Locally Involved December 17, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Thank you, Anne. I suspect that if Mr Montgomery and others who believe that the offender should 'get off' on a technicality would feel different if it was their daughter, niece, sister, or mother. Or, perhaps if it was little boys. They may be able to better relate if it was a male. As a PhD, is there any way one's empathy centers can be amped up?? LOL. Can't we grow a bit more grey matter in their ACC?
Kim October 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM
What the heck is wrong with you Brian Montgomery?


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