Maryland teacher arrested after soliciting detective online he thought was juvenile, police say

- A Maryland school teacher was arrested and is facing charges after police say he was caught in an online sting operation soliciting a detective who was posing as a 14-year-old boy.

Officers say 39-year-old Kenneth Brian Fischer contacted the Fairfax County Police undercover detective, who he believed was a juvenile, through a geo-social cell phone application and solicited him for sexual contact.

Police say Fischer also sent sexually explicit images, believed to be of himself, to the undercover detective.

Fischer was arrested Wednesday morning at his Westminster home. Various electronic and digital data storage devices were recovered at the time of his arrest.

Detectives have become aware of other possible victims in Northern Virginia and Maryland and are asking anyone with information to call the Fairfax County Police Major Crimes Bureau Child Exploitation Unit at 703-246-7800 or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Fischer is a teacher at Westminster West Middle School and, since since 2000, 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.

He currently faces charges in Virginia on four counts of solicitation of a minor.

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