Former OLMC teacher sentenced
Robert Anthony Bonner, 38, of Middle River was sentenced last week in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County for Second Degree Assault and Fourth Degree Sexual Offense for his activities while a coach and
teacher at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Essex.
In January, Bonner turned himself in following a warrant issued for his arrest after Baltimore County law enforcement officials charged him with sex abuse of a minor, second-degree assault, and two counts of fourth-degree sex offense.
Bonner had previously plead guilty to the offenses. Bonner had engaged in activity with a seventeen year old female student at the school. He had told the student that he wanted a closer relationship with her and he then inappropriately touched the student while at the school.
“At least one of them happened inside his office, another one happened inside the gym area,” said Officer Jennifer Peach of the Baltimore County Police Department when the charges were announced back in January. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel suspended Bonner the day the warrant was issued.
Judge Alexander of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County with the request of the State sentenced Bonner to a five year suspended sentence and placed Bonner on five years of supervised probation. Bonner was ordered to register as a Sexual Offender. He is to have no contact with the victim in the case and to have no unsupervised contact with any minor.
According to the school, Bonner served as a part-time assistant athletic director and a physical education teacher for the elementary and high school students from 2001 to 2017. He had previously coached the women’s soccer team from 1992 to 1998 and the women’s basketball team from 1992 to 1999. From 2011-13 he coached middle school boys’ basketball and baseball and from 2012-15 he coached women’s soccer and women’s basketball. He acted as a business teacher from 1992 to 1999.
ROBERT ANTHONY BONNER