Former public school teacher & political candidate sentenced to 8 years for child sex abuse

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County Circuit Court sentenced former MCPS teacher and former congressional candidate, Maxwell Bero, to 8 years in prison for sexually abusing minors.

Bero was a former Democratic candidate who ran for Maryland’s sixth congressional district race against Congressman David Trone. The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 2 students while was a teacher at Col. E. Brooke lee Middle School in Silver Spring.

After Bero is released, he will be on supervised probation for 5 more years. He must also be on the sex offender registry for life.

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