Bond Hearing Held For Thurmont Town Commissioner Charged With Sex Abuse Of A Minor

He was released on personal recognizance.

Thurmont Town Commissioner Robert Lookingbill (Photo from Town of Thurmont Web Site)

Frederick, Md (KM) A bond hearing was held on Monday in Frederick County District Court for a Thurmont Town Commissioner who was arrested last week for the sex abuse of a minor. The State’s Attorney’s Office says Robert Lookingbill., 71, was released on personal recognizance. District Court Judge Earl Bartgis told Lookingbill to have no contact with the victim, and no unsupervised contact with anyone under 18 years of age.

The Sheriff’s Office says last Friday, April 19th, it arrested Lookingbill, who drives a bus for the Public School System, for sex abuse of a minor  for  inappropriately touching a student  on the bus he was operating.  Lookingbill is also charged with 3rd degree sex offense, 4th degree sex offense and 2nd degree assault.

Frederick County Public Schools says it placed Lookingbill  on administrative leave after hearing about this  incident.

By Kevin McManus