Former school administrator John Maples gets probation after guilty plea

Prison sentence suspended

INDIANAPOLIS - A former Wayne Township Schools administrator who had been accused of child seduction pleaded guilty this week to dissemination of matter harmful to minors, a Class D felony, but his sentence indicates he won't be jailed.

John Maples, former chief operations officer at Wayne Township, was charged in 2012 with seven counts of child seduction stemming from allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a then-17-year-old student in 2010.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday that Maples was sentenced to two years in prison, but that was suspended and he was ordered to serve his time on probation.

Maples was also ordered to complete mental health treatment, a sex offender program and to not work with minors.

Maples was previously allowed to retire from the district in good standing and keep his retirement benefits.

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