Teacher and wrestling coach arrested on charges of child sexual abuse
Dearborn, Michigan: The Dearborn Police Department announced on Facebook that they had arrested a teacher and wrestling coach on suspicion of child abuse.
The police department disclosed that 24-year-old Brandon Phillip Fenzel worked as a wrestling coach at Dearborn Divine Child as well as a theology instructor at St. Mary's Preparatory School in Orchard Lake. They are asking that any one else that may have been a victim or have information about the matter to contact the Dearborn Police Department at (313) 943-2240 or those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP (773-2587).
According to the information released by the police department, they were alerted to an inappropriate relationship between a student and wrestling coach on Monday, June 13, 2022. It has been alleged that Fenzel offered marijuana to a 15-year-old student in exchange for explicit images and videos.
"After a thorough investigation by detectives, Dearborn's Special Operations and Narcotics Units apprehended Brandon Fenzel in White Lake."
According to The Oakland Press, the arrest took place on Wednesday, June 15.
At this time Fenzel has been charged with four counts of child sexually abusive activity and four counts of using the computer or internet to communicate with another to commit a crime.
Fenzel hade his first appearance in court on Saturday where his bond was set at $500,000 cash, and a probable cause conference was scheduled for 8:00 am on July 1, 2022.
Fenzel remains in custody at the Andrew C. Baird Detention Facility. Should he be released on bond, he will be subject to GPS monitoring, barred from contact with the victim, and have to surrender his use of the internet.
"It is always extremely disturbing when alleged behavior like this is committed- especially when committed by a person in a position of the trust of our children." MLive quoted Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy as saying. "We need to ensure that our children are safe at school in every way."
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