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Seymour teacher faces child molesting charges

SEYMOUR, Ind. (WISH) – A teacher in Seymour was arrested this week and is facing charges of child molesting.

Forty-year-old Aaron D. Murray was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Jackson County Jail. The seventh-grade Seymour Middle School teacher faces two counts of child molesting following an investigation into his relationship with a student, Seymour Police told 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at The Seymour Tribune.

Police say the victim was 12 years old when the relationship began this past school year. Officials say the two spent time together at school-related activities, but once school ended in May, the relationship intensified with social media interactions, shopping and hikes.

Police became involved on July 1 when the girl’s parents reached out to authorities after hearing about inappropriate text messages on their daughter’s phone.

According to police, based on information from Murray, the girl and her friends, they’re aware of three or four incidents that they believe Murray engaged in sexual contact with the girl. Police say Murray cooperated with police and admitted to the allegations.

Police say at this time they’re not aware of any other victims. Murray, a math teacher, has been with Seymour Community Schools for 15 years. The school’s superintendent says they’ll follow protocol in seeking to terminate Murray’s employment.