Former Wayne Twp. school administrator charged with seduction

John Maples (MSD of Wayne Twp. photo)
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A former Wayne Township school administrator is facing felony charges stemming from a sexual relationship with a female student.

John Maples, who served as Chief Operating Officer of the Wayne Township school district, is facing seven counts of child seduction. A former Ben Davis University High School student accused Maples of having a sexual relationship with her over several months in 2010.

The student, who was a 16-year-old junior at Ben Davis at the time she met Maples, says he arranged for her to get a job at the school. Months later, after the girl had turned 17, she says their relationship became sexual. Later in the summer of 2010, the student told Maples she wanted to end the relationship.

In November 2010, the girl told school officials of the relationship and learned that Maples, 61, had retired from his position with the school district.

Maples is charged for seven incidents between April and July 2010 where he had sexual contact with the student, including one incident in a district-owned vehicle.

The Hendricks County Flyer reports Maples worked for the school district for 23 years.