LIMA, Ohio — Christopher Helle, the former assistant band director for Evergreen schools in Fulton County, was arraigned in Allen County Common Pleas Court yesterday on felony charges of arranging a sexual encounter with a person he thought was a teenage girl.
Mr. Helle, 30, is charged with importuning and unlawful sexual conduct. He was released on bond.
Mr. Helle is accused of initiating contact in an Internet chat room with an officer posing as a teenage girl. The Internet exchange continued for more than a month, police here said.
Mr. Helle was charged with importuning because he told the officer that he wanted to meet for sex, police said.
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