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A former Maryland teacher allegedly engaged in sex acts with an underage middle school student, according to police, who said there could be more victims.

Melissa Marie Curtis, who's now 31, was a teacher in Montgomery Village Middle School in Montgomery County, Maryland, when the alleged abuse happened in 2015, according to police.

It allegedly continued for "several months" when Curtis was 22, police said.

The victim, who's now an adult, came forward in early October, which sparked an investigation into the former teacher.

A mugshot of Melissa Curtis.

Melissa Curtis was arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor and multiple counts of third- and fourth-degree sexual offenses in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. (Montgomery County Department of Police)

Police didn't release details of the alleged sexual abuse, but detectives believe there may be additional victims. 

Curtis was employed by the Montgomery School District for two years, according to police. She also taught at Lakelands Park Middle School.

All the incidents took place within Montgomery County, according to law enforcement.

The district didn't immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment. 

Montgomery Village Middle School in Maryland County, Maryland

The alleged abuse happened in 2015 when Melissa Marie Curtis was a teacher at Montgomery Village Middle School in Maryland, police said. (Google Street View )

A warrant for Curtis' arrest was issued on Oct. 31 on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and multiple counts of third- and fourth-degree sexual offenses.

She turned herself in on Tuesday morning. 

Detectives encourage potential victims to call 240-773-5400.

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news reporter for Fox News Digital. Email tips to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Twitter @ChrisEberhart48.

Authored by Chris Eberhart via FoxNews November 7th 2023

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