Pike Township school employee arrested after molest allegations

John White
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A Pike Township Schools employee was arrested after a 13-year-old boy accused him of sexual abuse.

Police arrested John White, 27, of Indianapolis, on two counts of child molestation. White was a part-time teaching assistant at Lincoln Middle School.

The boy's mother reported to police that her son had been sexually abused over the last several months.

The 13-year-old's mother says White met her son last year while working with students with special needs at Snacks Elementary School. Police say the abuse did not happen at school, but allegedly occurred at White's home.

Detective's say White told them the boy slept over at his house on several occasions, but denies any sexual contact took place.

Final charging decisions will be made by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

Pike Township Schools statement: 

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township became aware of the disturbing allegations, and subsequent arrest of Mr. John White today upon receiving a fax from a reporter with the Indianapolis Star. Mr. White's employment was immediately terminated, and an internal investigation was initiated. We are deeply saddened by these troubling accusations and are cooperating fully with authorities. As always, the physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being of our students is our primary concern.

This is an active investigation and detectives urge anyone with information reference this incident to call the IMPD at 317-327-3475 or CRIME STOPPERS at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).