Kenneth Brian Fischer was turned over to Virginia authorities Wednesday for extradition from the Carroll County Detention Center where he was being held without bond.
The 39-year-old Carroll teacher, of the 800 block of Amherst Lane in Westminster, is facing charges in Virginia on four counts of solicitation of a minor in connection with an online chat investigation that was begun on Aug. 31 by the Fairfax County Police Major Crime Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit, according to a news release from Maryland State Police, which assisted in the investigation.
Fischer was charged as a fugitive from justice in Carroll and was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Anyone with information about Fischer is asked to contact the Major Crimes Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit at 703-246-7800 or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. People can also submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). Those leaving tips are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the state police Computer Crimes Section, Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office and Maryland Child Protective Services has since established the phone line to coordinate information and provide victims a place to report incidents and receive information on counseling or other services that they might need. Information may be phoned or text messaged to 443-373-1684 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Investigators continue to follow up on calls coming into the tips line, which was established for potential victims to report any allegations of misconduct involving Ken Fischer,” said Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees. “This is a law enforcement tips line, and we encourage the public to call with any information they feel is pertinent to the ongoing investigation.”