Maryland Middle School Teacher Caught in Online Sting

 

A 39-year-old Maryland Middle School teacher is facing charges on four counts of Solicitation of a Minor in connection with an online chat investigation that began on August 31 by our Major Crime Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit.

A detective posing as a 14-year-old boy, was contacted by a stranger through a geo-social cell phone application. The suspect initiated a conversation with our detective and soon after, solicited for sexual contact with our detective, who he believed to be a juvenile. He also sent sexually explicit images, presumably of himself, to the detective.

During the subsequent investigation, detectives identified Kenneth Brian Fischer, of Westminster, Maryland, as the person who made the contact online. When it was determined that Fischer lived in Maryland, our detectives contacted the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce for assistance with the investigation.

Through the subsequent investigation detectives have become aware of other possible victims in Northern Virginia and Maryland and they are asking for the public help; to talk to their children and report any suspicious contact outside the school setting with Fischer. Fischer is in custody in Maryland, pending his extradition hearing.

Anyone with information about Fischer is asked to contact the Major Crimes Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit at 703-246-7800, or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.  You can also submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). Anonymous Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100-$1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

Note to media: There is no arrest photograph available at this time.

Read the Maryland State Police news release here: http://news.maryland.gov/msp/2017/09/14/maryland-state-police-assist-in-arrest-of-carroll-county-man-on-child-sex-charges/

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