Crime Roundup: Sex Scandals Surface Across DC Region

Just because it didn't happen in Potomac, doesn't mean you don't want to know about it.


It’s been a busy week for crime outside of Potomac's borders, though inside of zip 20854 things have stayed relatively quiet. 

  • A 12-year-old Bethesda girl was recently denied a request for a protective order against a Falls Church man accused of soliciting sex.

Police and prosecutors accused Nathan Samuel Portney, 23, of Falls Church, VA, of allegedly meeting the girl online, asking her to have sex and then threatening family and friends with a gun near her home in August. He has been charged with first degree assault, kidnapping of a child under 16 and sexual solicitation of a minor, . Portney, a National Guardsman and an Iraq war veteran, was hailed as a local hero when he gave CPR to an injured teen during the June 29 derecho storm. After Portney’s arrest, the victim’s mother requested a protective order against Portney which was denied by a Montgomery County judge. The girl allegedly acted like she was 20 years old online.

  • Labor Day weekend was a little less than peaceful in the Kentlands, where Gaithersburg police say they have caught a 28-year-old peeping tom.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, Gaithersburg police responded to reports of a Gaithersburg male “using a video camera to inappropriately record women” at the Kentlands K-Mart, . Police have confirmed one victim but suspect there were more. Police say they will not release further details due to the continuing investigation.

  • Over in Prince George’s County, a scandal is erupting over reports that five high school student-athletes hired three prostitutes and snuck them into a team hotel.

is reporting that the five high schools football players at DeMatha Catholic High School are facing disciplinary action, following the incident that occurred Sept. 1 on an away-game roadtrip. DeMatha’s principal, Dr. Dan McMahon confirmed reports that the students snuck three prostitutes into their rooms Saturday morning after 1:30 a.m. bed checks and 4:40 a.m. hall monitoring had finished. Read .


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