Fort Wayne teacher charged with child solicitation

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Bishop Dwenger teacher has been charged with child solicitation, according to a letter sent home to parents Tuesday.

The letter, signed by school principal Jason Schiffli, said the State of Indiana, “… charged Dennis S. Clemens with a felony offense of Child Solicitation.”

A letter sent home to parents of Bishop Dwenger students Tuesday from the principal.
A letter sent home to parents of Bishop Dwenger students Tuesday from the principal.

Allen County court records do not show a Dennis S. Clemens in custody, but a warrant was issued for his arrest Monday on a charge of ‘child solicitation, but solicitation is for fondling or touching.’

The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio listed an inmate by the name of Dennis S. Clemens, 25, Fort Wayne, on a charge of child solicitation. The booking report indicated Clemens was arrested by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Department Monday.

The Defiance County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Wednesday morning the Clemens they arrested was the same Clemens wanted in Allen County. However, NewsChannel 15 has been unable to confirm if the Clemens in CCNO is the teacher referenced in the Bishop Dwenger letter.

It’s unclear if the charges stem from an incident involving a student at Bishop Dwenger High School. Calls to BDHS early Wednesday morning went unanswered.