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Maryland State Police News Release

Maryland State Police Arrest Caroline County Woman On Child Sex Charges

(KENT COUNTY, MD) –  Maryland State Police have arrested and charged a woman with sexual offenses involving a teenager in Kent County.

The suspect is identified as Brittney Lyles, 29, of Ridgley, Maryland. Lyles was arrested Friday following an investigation by State Police. She was charged with two counts of fourth-degree sex offense, sex abuse of a minor, contributing to certain conditions of a child, and other related offenses. She was taken before a District Court commissioner in Talbot County for a bond hearing and is being held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center.

An investigation into Lyles was initiated March 4 by the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region. According to a preliminary investigation, the alleged offenses occurred in February 2020. Investigators have learned Lyles was working as a teacher at the Kent County Alternative School Program at the time of the alleged incidents. She is not an employee of Kent County Public Schools.

According to the investigation, none of the alleged activities between Lyles and the victim, a 17-year-old male, occurred on school property. It is believed Lyles picked up the victim in her vehicle from an off campus location before taking him to another location where the offenses occurred.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101.

                    Brittney Lyles


CONTACT:    Ron Snyder, Office of Media Communications, 410-653-4236