Wetzel County Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Minor Online

NEW MARTINSVILLE — West Virginia State Police on Friday arrested Wetzel County Schools teacher Adam Scott Croasmun on a felony charge of soliciting a minor via computer to engage in an illegal act.

The crime allegedly occurred on May 15 in Wetzel County, according to a criminal complaint filed against Croasmun. He currently is free on $20,000 bond.

Prior to being hired in Wetzel County as a teacher of autistic students, Croasmun, 25, of Paden City worked at Tyler County Schools as a special education teacher. He resigned that position June 30 to take the Wetzel County post.

Wetzel County Schools Superintendent Edward Toman issued the following statement Monday:

“I am aware that a recently employed classroom teacher, who has yet to begin his employment term with our school system, has been charged with crimes outlined in the criminal complaint,” Toman said. “As I am sure the media is aware, school personnel laws prevent me from addressing this matter further given due process rights afforded to school employees. The allegations though, if true, are not acceptable of anyone, let alone an employee of our school system. The school system will have no further comments at this initial juncture.”

The alleged offense is punishable by a possible fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of two-to-10 years in a state prison.

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