Thurmont Town Commissioner Arrested For Sex Abuse Of A Minor

He is currently being held without bond at the Adult Detention Center.

Thurmont Town Commissioner Robert Lookingbill (Photo from Town of Thurmont website)

Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Thurmont Town Commissioner with sex abuse of a minor. Robert Lookingbill, 71, was arrested on Friday. He’s also charged with 2nd-degree assault, and 3rd- and 4th-degree sex offenses.

He is currently being held without bail at the Adult Detention Center.

The Sheriff’s Office says it was contacted by Child Protective Services contacted on March 28th regarding a complaint about a sexual assault of a minor. It was alleged that Lookingbill inappropriately touched a student who was on a Frederick County School Bus that he was operating.

In a statement, the Sheriff’s Office says it takes the safety and well-being of children “extremely serious,”: and any allegations¬† such as these are swiftly investigated.

The Frederick County Public School System says it placed Lookingbill on administrative leave once it was made aware of this complaint. He has been driving a bus for the school system since 2015.

By Kevin McManus