Substitute Teacher Jailed For Allegedly Offering Money To Students For Sex Acts

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A Scioto County substitute teacher was in jail on $25,000 bond on Thursday accused of offering students money to perform sex acts.

Investigators said that William Holtzapfel befriended students in his classes and stayed in touch with them through Facebook and text messages, 10TV’s Tanisha Mallett reported.

According to investigators, Holtzapfel, 30, sent text messages to a 17-year-old boy offering to pay him $150 for a sex act.

“It starts off as a communication with these students through Faebook and through texting,” Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said. “These are students he has actually had in his classroom at one point.”

Investigators said that they got an anonymous tip about two 17-year-old boys from South Webster High School who had been offered $150 dollars to perform sex acts.

“One of the 17-year-old males, who we were able to substantiate the allegations through his Facebook conversations and texts, agreed, along with his parents, to assist us in contacting the suspect,” Donini said.

Investigators said that a deputy posing as the 17-year-old boy sent the substitute teacher a text message telling him to meet him at an abandoned store.

The teenager was there, and investigators said that once money was exchanged, deputies arrested Holtzapfel, Mallett reported.

“He complied. There wasn’t any incident. He didn’t deny the activity. He was straight forward about it,” Donini said.

Donini said that he hoped any other boys who were approached would come forward.

Holtzapfel was charged with one count of compelling prostitution, a second-degree felony and currently is at the Scioto County Jail.

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