FAIRFAX CO., Va. -- (WDCW) -- Police say a 39-year-old Maryland middle school teacher is facing charges on four counts of solicitation of a minor.
Fairfax County Police say the arrest stemmed from an online chat investigation with Kenneth Brian Fischer that began back on August 31st, by their Major Crime Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit.
Fischer is a teacher at Westminster West Middle School and was formerly a teacher and/or administrator at multiple other Carroll County schools, including North Carroll High School, Winters Mill High School Francis Scott Key High School, Manchester Valley High School, Sykesville Middle School and Mt. Airy Middle School since 2000.
According to the Maryland State Department of Education website, Fischer was also a former Teacher of the Year.
Police say a detective posing as a 14-year-old boy was contacted by a stranger through a cell phone application, initiating a conversation with him.
Shortly after, police say the man solicited for sexual contact with their detective, who he believed to be a juvenile. He also sent sexually explicit images, presumably of himself, to the detective.