No criminal charges for former Middletown teacher

There will be no criminal charges against a former Middletown City Schools teacher who was under investigation for possible inappropriate behavior with students, according to Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser.

An investigation began in October after Middletown High School Resource Officer Luke Agee was told by school administrators that a student wanted to report possible inappropriate behavior by a teacher, according to a police report.

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The teacher allegedly began texting with female students before they turned 18, then after their birthdays he allegedly had sexual contact with them, Middletown Lt. Scott Reeve told this news outlet.

The male teacher resigned several days after the investigation began.

The teacher wrote he was resigning for “personal and professional reasons,” according to a one-sentence resignation letter in his personnel folder that was reviewed by this news outlet.

He had been placed on paid leave the day the investigation began.

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The investigation determined the man was not the alleged victim’s teacher at the time of the alleged incidents, which is required by law due to the age of the female.

“There was a thorough investigation by the Middletown Police Department who brought to bear all the legal issues. The facts developed showed that the teacher did not have a direct supervisory relationship with the student that is necessary for a criminal charge as required,” Gmoser said.

He said the case is now closed.

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