posted by dpm on 07/14/2011
After the recent arrest of climbing coach Michael Lyons, an ongoing police investigation has led to the arrest of another Earth Treks coach. 20-year-old assistant coach Daniel Montague was arrested and charged with four sexual offenses less than two weeks after the arrest of head coach Lyons. The female victim in this case, whose age was withheld by police, detailed the sex acts that occurred with Montague at her home while her parents weren't present.
Earth Treks immediately terminated Montague from his position and continues to work with police in their ongoing investigation. They issued the following statement regarding Montague:
“We have been aware for several days that these criminal charges were coming, but Howard County Police requested that we remain silent to avoid compromising their ongoing investigation. With the criminal charges now filed, we have begun the process of notifying the parents and guardians of members of the climbing team.”