Ex-teacher gets probation for accosting student WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

May 11, 1993

A 33-year-old former schoolteacher was sentenced to five years' probation, fined $250 and ordered to resign yesterday for accosting and making sexual advances to a student at a Severn technical school last fall.

Frederick Kaiss Jr., formerly of Centennial Circle in Ferndale, pleaded guilty March 23 to assault and battery in an incident involving a 16-year-old girl at the Center for Applied Technology North on Sept. 10, 1992.

Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. ordered that the first three years of the sentence be supervised probation.

Assistant State's Attorney Kathleen Rogers said the girl was taking a makeup test after school when she left Kaiss' classroom to go to the bathroom.

He followed her into the bathroom, tried to kiss her and offered to give her money and an "A" if she would have sex with him, according to a statement read into the court record. Ms. Rogers said the girl, who was taking a plumbing course from Kaiss, fled.

Kaiss told the court he has been on paid leave and living in Baton Rouge, La., since the incident and that he had agreed to resign.

Ms. Rogers said that Kaiss had no record of any such prior incidents.

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