Instructor at Art Center in Gaithersburg Charged with Sexual Abuse of Two Juvenile Male Students

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Gene Alphonse Brugada Pasay, age 30, of the 14300 block of Rose Tree Court in Silver Spring, with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.  Pasay committed these offenses while he was an instructor at the Renaissance Art Center located on Gaither Road in Gaithersburg.  The two male victims, ages 10 and 11 at the time of the abuse, were Pasay’s students at the center.

On June 4, SVID investigators received information about possible sexual abuse committed by Pasay.  Detectives spoke with the two victims, who stated that the abuse occurred between September 2018 and March 2019 during an art class at the Renaissance Art Center.  The abuse included (but was not limited to) Pasay making sexual gestures, talking about topics of a sexual and graphic nature, and showing the two students inappropriate videos and photographs.

On July 15, Pasay was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held without bond.

Investigators are asking that anyone who believes that he/she was victimized by Pasay or anyone who believes that his/her child was victimized by Pasay to please call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Gene Pasay

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-- News release from Montgomery County Police