Local teacher charged with solicitation

August 8, 2012

A Franklin Township teacher has been arrested, accused of trying to solicit a 15-year-old girl over the Internet. Indianapolis police placed Robert Roach under arrest at the request of Jefferson County, Wis., police following a sting operation. Officers also served a search warrant at Roach's home and will inspect his computer and property for evidence. Roach has been a licensed teacher for 28 years and teaches language arts at Franklin Township Middle School East. He has been placed on administrative leave. Roach was charged with seven felonies punishable by fines up to $10,000 dollars and six years in prison.