LAFAYETTE, Ind. Aug 19 2012 - A Lafayette Catholic school system band teacher is facing charges for an incident with a teen in Bartholomew County, 24-Hour News 8’s news partner The Republic reports.
Darren R. Williams, 25, is in the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of dissemination of matter harmful to minors, a Class D felony.
He was booked into jail Tuesday night and is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Indiana code describes the charge as matter that is displayed in an area in which minors have access; engages in or conducts a performance before minors; or conducts a performance in an area in which minors have access.
Columbus Police Department spokesman Lt. Matt Myers said the girl, who is under 18, is not related to Williams.
He declined to detail how they met as the investigation is ongoing.
He also declined to reveal the nature of the disseminated matter because of the ongoing investigation.
The Columbus Police Department started investigating Williams after a complaint was received on Aug. 7, Myers said.
Columbus police and the Lafayette Police Department began worked together in the investigation.
They obtained a search warrant on Tuesday which allowed them to search Williams’ property.
24-Hour News 8′s sister station WLFI reported on its website that Williams is a band teacher and has been suspended. They reported that a letter sent to parents Wednesday said Williams was arrested Tuesday night and taken to the jail. The letter also said that Williams was suspended immediately from his duties pending an investigation, WLFI reported.