Former Teacher Charged with Sex Assaults

Following a year-long investigation, detectives charged a 73-year-old McLean man with three counts of indecent liberties and one of abduction with intent to defile involving four of his former students.

Christopher R. Kloman, of Julie Avenue, taught at the Potomac School in McLean from 1965 until 1994. Later, he taught at schools in Maryland and most recently worked there as a substitute teacher until the investigation began. Police arrested Kloman around 1 p.m. on Friday, November 16 and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The investigation began when police received a report in November 2011 from a woman who reported that she was molested by Kloman as a 12-year-old; 43-years earlier. He had been one of her elementary school teachers. She reported the incident to the Washington Episcopal School, where she ran into him and saw that he was teaching children.

The investigation revealed additional victims; all girls between the ages of 12 and 14 when 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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.