DCS investigating sexual assault by Pike Township school employee

Posted: 11:57 AM, Feb 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-21 18:52:38Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Department of Child Services has opened an investigation into a Pike Township school employee who allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting a student.

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township was notified earlier this week that DCS had spoken with an adult staff member at the New Augusta Public Academy North Campus who reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting a student in 2016.

According to Sarah Dorsey, MSD of Pike Township’s communications officer, the district is “cooperating fully” with the investigation:

“The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township was notified by the Department of Child and Family Services that they are investigating a case involving an employee. We are cooperating fully with DCFS and IMPD and will continue to do so throughout the course of their investigation. In the meantime, we have taken appropriate measures to prevent the employee from interacting with students. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

It was not immediately clear whether the adult was a teacher or other member of the staff, and Pike Township declined to release that information. As of Wednesday morning, no charges had been filed in the case.

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