County High Teacher Accused of Raping, Assaulting Two Students

A teacher with the Anne Arundel County Public School system has been arrested and charged with allegedly raping two students. 

In May of 2023, the Anne Arundel County Police Department became aware of multiple sexual allegations against the male teacher. During the investigation, two female students came forward advising Karl Houston Walls, 27, of Edgewater, a teacher at Northeast High School, had allegedly been sending sexually explicit text messages and photographs/videos. 

According to a press release, the suspect reportedly solicited child pornography from both victims and allegedly had sexual contact with them. "Some of the acts and comments did occur on school property. In one of the incidents off school property, the suspect held a knife against one of the victims and asked if he should "use it." Charges were filed in both cases on July 5, 2023." 

Walls is currently in custody at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on a no bond status.  

The school system was notified upon receipt of the allegations, and they transferred Walls to a position where he had no contact with students pending the outcome of this investigation.

It is possible that there are additional victims who have not come forward. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the TipLine at 410-222-4700 or the Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-0306. ***Any suspects/arrested/charged individuals and persons of interest named in the articles are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***