Christopher Steve Escobar Credit: Via Montgomery County police

An after-school program employee at Kensington Parkwood Elementary School was charged with sexual abuse after he allegedly exchanged sexually inappropriate text messages with two boys over the course of more than four years, Montgomery County police said.

Christopher Steve Escobar, 27, was arrested at his home on Port Haven Drive in Germantown on Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor, police wrote in a press release.

The text exchanges allegedly started in August 2012 and continued until 2017.

In 2012, Escobar began inappropriately texting the two boys, then 9 years old, after he came in contact with them as an employee at the Bar-T after-school program at the Kensington School, according to police. The boys were 14 when the texting stopped. Neither of them knew that Escobar was also texting the other.

Police believe there might be additional victims and have asked parents to talk to their children about any interactions with Escobar. Detectives can be reached at 240-773-5400.