Molestation charges dropped against Franklin Township teacher
Charges have been dropped against a Franklin Township elementary school teacher accused of child molestation.
Those criminal charges arose from one student's complaint. There still remains the ongoing internal investigation being conducted by FTCSC concerning Mr. Haydock's conduct in connection with students. This investigation will continue to determine whether there is substance to any student complaint as to the inappropriateness of Mr. Haydock's behavior with students.
Haydock faced four felony counts of child molestation. Detectives say one of the alleged victims had been helping Haydock prepare his classroom for the coming school year at Mary Adams Elementary in Franklin Township.
Investigators say Haydock took the victim, just 10 years old at the time, to a cabin behind the school, took his clothes off, then pulled the boy's pants down and performed sex acts on him. This happened after Haydock allegedly touched the victim's private parts nearly 50 times.
Haydock was removed from his fourth grade classroom in April when the school police in Franklin learned of the allegations, according to the superintendent of Franklin Township Schools Flora Reichanadter.
"We notified Child Protective Services right away and put Mr. Haydock on administrative leave right away and continued to do some investigation. But really, it has been turned over to CPS and Metro Police," she said.
Court documents obtained by Eyewitness News say Haydock met the children when he was tutoring them after school or during the summer. He also taught at a summer drama camp at Roncalli High School, where he met at least one of his victims.
Haydock told one of his young victims that, at a special camp, he showed a group of boys how to pleasure themselves by showing them.