Silver Spring Middle School Security Guard Sentenced to Probation for Having Sex with Student

Former employee pleaded guilty to sex offense and assault charges


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Mike Lievano

Via Montgomery County police

A former Montgomery County Public Schools employee was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a middle school student while he was a security guard at her school.

Mike Anthony Lievano, 21, was sentenced to five years of supervised probation in December, according to court records. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl McCally also sentenced him to 30 days in prison that she suspended.

Lievano was arrested in May after he allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old student at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring when he was working as a security assistant.

He later pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense by a person in a position of authority. A charge of sex abuse of a minor was dropped as part of a plea deal.

Lievano started working at the middle school in February and was placed on administrative leave in early May after school officials first became aware of the allegations against him. He is no longer employed by the school system, MCPS spokesman Derek Turner wrote in an email Friday.

Andrew Jezic, Lievano’s attorney, wrote in a text message to Bethesda Beat that Lievano is “extremely sorry for his actions and for the breach of trust.”

Beginning in March, Lievano texted frequently with the student and had sex with her at his home and her home, according to court documents.

The student first spoke to police May 4, telling detectives she initiated contact with Lievano at school and gave him her phone number. She said they texted each other and “started dating” at the end of March, according to court documents. She told police she would sneak him into her family’s apartment at night.

When police interviewed Lievano, he allegedly told detectives he had sex with her twice in her apartment and said the last encounter was on April 30, when her mother caught him in her bedroom.

Before working at Col. E. Brooke Lee, Lievano served as a part-time security assistant at Rockville High School from September 2015 to February 2016, then worked in private security, according to Principal Kimberly Hayden Williams.

As part of the sentencing, Lievano must register as a sex offender for 15 years and was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors.

At the end of December, Lievano’s attorneys filed a motion to modify the sentence, but the motion has not yet been ruled on.

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