Klepper Charged in Prostitution Case

Klepper Charged in Prostitution Case

Former Whitman student has history of sexual assault.

Andrew Klepper, 19 of Bethesda, has been charged in conjunction with an alleged act of prostitution.

On May 15, a Montgomery County police officer saw an advertisement in the Erotic section of Craigslist.com. He contacted the woman in the advertisement, Melissa Brewer of Reston, Va., and arranged to meet, according to charging documents.

The documents further state that Brewer quoted a price of $200 per hour for a "full service" appointment. The term "full service" is understood to mean sexual intercourse, according to the documents.

Upon meeting and arresting Brewer at a Rockville motel, she identified Klepper as her assistant and said that she paid him $30 to drive her from Reston to Rockville, according to the charging documents. He was in the lobby of the motel at the time.

Klepper was charged with pandering, said John McLane, spokesperson for State's Attorney Doug Gansler.

This is not the first time Klepper has been arrested for a sex crime.

In 2002, Klepper and two other Whitman students lured a woman who advertised on the Internet as an adult entertainer to Klepper’s home on a school day. When she arrived, they assaulted her and then took her to the home’s basement where she was also sexually assaulted. They stole cash and her cell phone before releasing her.

Klepper was convicted in 2003 and received a 15-year suspended sentence and five years’ probation. Altime, he was convicted as an adult, McLean said.

Klepper was sentenced the most severely of the three and was cited as the ring-leader. “He was the one who carried it out,” Gansler said after the 2003 conviction.

His trial on the pandering charge has been set for July 6. The hearing for his probation violation is set for August.

If he is convicted on the pandering charge, it will be up to the judge to determine if that is a violation of his probation and what the consequence could be.