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Teacher arrested for child solicitation

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — A teacher at an Anderson Christian school has turned himself in for child solicitation.

60-year-old Patrick Porter faces preliminary charges of child solicitation after allegedly having inappropriate electronic communication with a teenage girl.

Liberty Christian School said Porter will be terminated immediately as a result.

On May 22, Liberty Christian said information was received that supported allegations against Porter.

The Anderson Police Department said it was made aware of the incident on May 27.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Porter on June 8. He turned himself in the next day.

If the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office files formal charges, Porter faces a level five felony charge.