There are many ways for Maryland residents to react when they are under investigation for a crime. In many cases, seeking out an attorney is the right move -- it does not indicate that a person is necessarily guilty. When someone is facing serious charges such as sexual abuse, hoping that the allegations will simply evaporate is not often the best strategy someone can take, regardless of their guilt or innocence.
However, when someone chooses to evade authorities by leaving the area, it can make an already difficult situation into one that offers even fewer ways out. According to police in Montgomery County, a teacher who had been accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy with autism left for New York City and then flew to her home country of China. Police discovered that she had left when they arrived at her apartment to execute an arrest warrant.