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Substitute Teacher Accused of Masturbating in Classroom while Students were Present

West Chester, Ohio - (WFLA) A substitute teacher in Ohio was charged with public indecency after he was allegedly caught masturbating in a classroom while students were present, the Cincinnati Enquirer first reported. 

Tracey Abraham, 41, of West Chester, was arrested after an incident at Creekside Middle School Tuesday morning. 

According to a statement from the school district, students reported "suspicious behavior by the substitute that was taking place behind" the teacher's desk.

School administrators were notified of the incident and Abraham was removed from the premises. 

Abraham "will not be returning to our schools," the statement continued.

“At this time, the school district is not aware of the substitute teacher having physical contact with any of our students. In addition, we are not aware of any students being exposed to any nudity,” said school spokeswoman Gina Gentry-Fletcher.

Abraham worked as a substitute teacher at the school since 2012. He cleared a background check and there is no record of any complaints against him. 

His father told the newspaper the incident was a misunderstanding and said his son “never had an issue like this in his life.”

“I don’t think what [the students] saw is what really was happening,” Rick Abraham said.

Abraham was booked and arraigned in the Fairfield Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon. He was released from jail on his own recognizance and ordered to stay away from locations where minors are present. 


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