Oakton Coach Charged with Indecent Liberties

Oakton Coach Charged with Indecent Liberties

<bt>A Fair Oaks man who taught at an elementary school and coached at Oakton High was arrested and charged Tuesday with custodial indecent liberties with a minor. He is Matthew Bianco, 28, of the 12000 block of Elm Forest Way.

According to Fairfax County police, detectives received information that Bianco had formed a several-months-long relationship which allegedly involved inappropriate touching of a teen-aged student. Police say that there is no indication that any such activity occurred on school grounds and that any other students were involved.

County school system spokesman Paul Regnier stressed Wednesday that the reported victim was not an elementary-school student. However, to protect that person's identity, police declined to reveal whether the alleged victim is male or female or was someone Bianco had coached.

Bianco has taught P.E. for three years at Stenwood Elementary in Dunn Loring and has been employed by the school system for three years total. He also served as assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Oakton High and, previously, was the junior varsity head coach and an assistant softball coach at Oakton.

However, Bianco is no longer on the job at either school. "He was placed on leave without pay as soon as we heard that he was under investigation," said Regnier.

Following his arrest Tuesday, Bianco was released on personal recognizance. He has a July 23 court date and, if convicted, could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.