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Police: US Teacher Charged in Prostitution Sting.

TEHRAN (FNA)- A High School teacher in the US city of Crystal Lake, Illinois, has been placed on leave after his arrest in a prostitution sting, according to school and police officials.

Science teacher Brian Akers, 46, of Woodstock, was among eight men who were arrested Tuesday by Rockford police after the men allegedly responded to fictitious online prostitution ads that were posted as part of a police sting operation, Rockford authorities said in a news release, LAtimes reported.

Akers was charged with solicitation of a sexual act, police said.

Principal Scott Shepard sent an email to parents late Thursday saying Community High School District 155 learned that day that an unnamed Crystal Lake South faculty member had been arrested.

"At this time, to the best of our knowledge, the arrest concerns alleged conduct away from school, outside of school hours, and not involving any District 155 students or other staff members," the email said. "We have no reason to suspect that any student or staff member in the district has been in any danger at any time."

Akers was placed on paid leave "pending further investigation," the principal said. Akers could not be reached for comment late Friday.

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Date:Feb 21, 2015
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