A teacher at a middle school in Germantown pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography possession on Friday, nearly a month after he was arrested.

Kevin Bremerman, 35, a teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School, was charged on March 29 with having multiple videos and photos of child pornography on his phone at his home.

Police said at the time that they started investigating after they got a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in January.

Bremerman, of Damascus, was charged with 10 counts of child pornography possession.

On Friday, Assistant State’s Attorney Frank Lazzaro said during a plea hearing that the prosecution agreed to a plea with Bremerman’s attorneys in which he would plead guilty to one count of child pornography possession.

Bremerman told Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Lease that he understood that he was waiving his rights by accepting the plea.


Lease agreed to release Bremerman on $50,000 unsecured bond, with the condition that he be monitored electronically by the pretrial services unit of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. Bremerman will be under a curfew that forbids him from leaving his house between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., Lease said.

Bremerman is scheduled to be sentenced on June 28.

Lease said that under the terms of the plea, the state has asked for no more than six months of time incarcerated, although the maximum penalty Bremerman could face is five years in prison. As part of the plea, Bremerman would have to register as a Tier 1 sex offender for 15 years.


Bremerman has worked at Roberto Clemente Middle School since last year, according to Montgomery County Public Schools. He previously taught at Goshen Elementary School in Gaithersburg.

Gboyinde Onijala, a spokeswoman for the school system, wrote in an email on Friday that Bremerman remains on paid administrative leave.

However, Bremerman’s attorney, Hong Suk Paul Chung, said during Friday’s hearing that his client intends to “start the separation process from his employer.”


Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com