Substitute Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Green Woods Lane, Waldorf. (Booking photo via CCSO) Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Green Woods Lane, Waldorf. (Booking photo via CCSO)

LA PLATA, Md. (January 14, 2018)—Yet another public educator has been arrested in Charles County in connection with sexual abuse of a minor. Sheriff's detectives arrested Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Green Woods Lane, Waldorf, in connection with child pornography, displaying sexually explicit materials to a minor, and sexual abuse of a minor after officers received information he was having inappropriate contact with an adolescent girl.

On Thursday, January 11, several students at John Hanson Middle School reported to a Charles County Sheriff's school resource officer that they were aware of a substitute teacher who was having inappropriate communication with another student. Officers learned Krikstan had obtained a cell phone number of a female student in December 2017 and began texting her. Soon after, they kept in contact via FaceTime and social media. Evidence showed Krikstan convinced the girl to send explicit photos to him and he sent some to her.

Krikstan was immediately removed from the school and detectives served a search warrant, during which they recovered cell phones and computers. Forensic analysis will be conducted on the devices.

A bail hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 16. Krikstan has been certified eligible for a public defender. The assigned case number is D-042-CR-18-000169.

Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about this situation and if they report anything inappropriate about Krikstan to contact Det. E. Webster at (301) 609-6558.

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