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Marion High School counselor arrested on child sex charges

Wells County Sheriff's Office arrested Ryan C. Vermilion

Investigators say they discovered an inappropriate online relationship between a girl and Vermilion, who is a school counselor at Marion High School.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 12:22 PM

BLUFFTON, Ind. (WFFT) — Police have arrested a 46-year-old man they say was having an inappropriate online relationship with a teenage girl.

The Wells County Sheriff's Office arrested Ryan C. Vermilion of Marion on 12 counts of Vicarious Sexual Gratification, and 12 counts of Child Exploitation on Sunday.

Investigators say they discovered an inappropriate online relationship between a girl and Vermilion, who is a school counselor at Marion High School.

Marion Community Schools says Vermilion is currently on suspension and maybe fired "as legal and personnel due processes move forward."

School officials say they are in full cooperation with WCSO.

WCSO believes this is an isolated incident involving only one victim.

Vermilion's bond is set at $240,000.

 

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