For Immediate Release: August 8, 2016

Annapolis, MD - Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that a former Anne Arundel County high school teacher, Nathan Lee Martin, 39, was found guilty of sex abuse of a minor, fourth-degree sex offense by a person in a position of authority, fourth-degree sexual contact, and the second-degree assault of a 16-year-old student by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury lateThursday afternoon. Martin was an Arundel High School math teacher at the time of the incident.

"We should be able to entrust our children to the care of our teachers," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I'm glad the jury held this man accountable for his actions."

In December of 2015, the high school student and her parents told county police that Martin had summoned the student to a closet at the back of a classroom where he proceeded to touch her buttocks and place his face on her chest area.

Martin will be sentenced by Judge Michele Jaklitsch on September 12, 2016. He faces up to 25 years in prison and a lifetime registration as a sex offender.

Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Prigge prosecuted the case on behalf of the State.