Former Harford teacher's aide charged with soliciting a minor for sex

A former teacher's aide with Harford County Public Schools was arrested last week and charged with soliciting sex from a minor, according to the Harford County State's Attorney's Office..

David Dencler, 33, of the 200 block of Crocker Drive in Bel Air, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor, according to online court records.

Dencler was arrested without incident last Wednesday in the 800 block of Conowingo Road in Bel Air, where he had arranged to meet what he believed to be an underage female, according to a news release from the Harford County State's Attorney's Office. He has since been released on bail.

The Harford County Child Advocacy Center, which investigates crimes against minors, became involved after receiving information that Dencler was allegedly making inappropriate contact with underage students through his position as a teacher's aide with Harford County Public Schools, according to the release. He was an inclusion helper at Fallston Middle School, according to charging documents.

Although his conduct was not illegal, Dencler resigned, the State's Attorney's Office said.

Dencler is a self-proclaimed rap singer, according to charging documents, and during a text conversation described girls 12 and 13 years old as "hot."

Working undercover, a Harford County Sheriff's deputy friended Dencler on Facebook and using the messenger app, began a private conversation, according to charging documents. The conversation allegedly became sexual and the undercover told Dencler she was 13 years old, according to charging documents.

The conversation allegedly continued until May 29, when Dencler allegedly left a camera for the girl he thought was 13 to take selfies for him, according to charging documents. Deputies took pictures of a female deputy and returned the camera to its hiding spot, where Dencler allegedlly picked it up, the court records say.

After seeing the selfies, Dencler allegedly said he wanted to meet the girl at a nearby store and they would walk back to his house, where Dencler said he would give the girl a back and neck rub. He allegedly said to her, "I will let you know I'm full of surprises and I don't like to spoil surprises," according to charging documents.

The "girl" agreed to meet and when Dencler walked onto the parking lot to meet her, he was arrested. He was taken to the Harford County Detention Center, where he was released on $5,000 bond, according to charging documents and the State's Attorney's Office.

After Dencler's arrest, members of the Child Advocacy Center served a search warrant at Dencler's residence, which led to the recovery of computer equipment and personal electronics belonging to Dencler.

Dencler does not have a listed phone number. No attorney was listed for him in court records.

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