Police in Savage say they know nothing about criminal charges that have reportedly been filed against a local middle school principal. Several police departments in surrounding areas, however, say they have been conducting a joint-effort undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of the school administrator. He is now facing criminal charges for alleged sex offenses.
The district superintendent issued a statement in the aftermath of the incident, stating that emotional support was being provided for the school community. Investigators claim that the man in question, as well as three other people, solicited an undercover police officer (whom they allegedly believed was a minor) for prostitution. In the school principal’s case, police have apparently seized his cellphone.
An undercover officer pretended to be a 15-year-old girl
Police secretly recorded a phone conversation between the undercover officer and the school administrator who was later arrested. Investigators say the phone recording provides evidence to suggest that the man was planning to meet a stranger and that the person in question was a 15-year-old girl. Police also claim that, before the man learned the person’s age, he had agreed to pay $250 for an hour’s worth of sexual favors.
Principal held in jail, three other men were released
The other men who were also arrested on similar charges were later released. The school principal, however, remains in a Minnesota jail. Officials say the reason for this is the fact that the man’s career involves working with children. Being accused of sex offenses can have immediate and far-reaching implications on a career that involves any type of licensure. It is wise to seek immediate criminal defense support when facing charges for a sex crime, especially if the person in question believes that he or she has been wrongly accused.