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Sheriff: Investigation leads to arrest of Walnut Hills High School teacher

Jeremy Collins
Posted at 2:18 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 20:59:27-04

CINCINNATI — Airport police in Boone County, Kentucky, arrested a Cincinnati teacher Wednesday who's accused of sending inappropriate material to juveniles.

Jeremy Collins, 39, who works at Walnut Hills High School, is charged with two counts of disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile and three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

The school's website states that Collins is a German teacher in its modern world languages department. Authorities didn't provide specifics about what Collins is accused of doing or whether it involved any students.

A Cincinnati Public Schools spokesperson said law enforcement alerted school officials Tuesday night that Collins was under investigation and the schools immediately notified Collins that he was not permitted on any CPS property or at any CPS activities or events.

CPS is referring the matter to the Ohio Department of Education's Office of Professional Conduct. A district spokesperson said they will cooperate with law enforcement for the investigation.

Collins was extradited to Hamilton County from Boone County Thursday. He's being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between Cheviot police and the Regional Electronics & Computer Investigations task force, according to Sheriff Jim Neil, Cheviot Police Chief Emmett Stone and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac.

The investigation is ongoing, and authorities said there could still be unidentified victims. They asked anyone with information related to the case or similar incidents to call the Regional Electronic and Computer Investigations task force at 513-946-8335.