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Appleton police arrest driver’s ed teacher, accused of trying to sexually assault a student

Posted: 10:49 AM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 18:07:17-04
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APPLETON, Wis. — The Appleton Police Department arrested a local driver’s education teacher following an investigation of attempted misconduct with an Appleton juvenile, police say in a news release Wednesday.

Police say 74-year-old Charles Rodgers was arrested Tuesday night was taken into custody for Attempted Child Enticement, Attempted Sexual Assault by a School Member and Attempted Exposing a Child to Harmful Narrations.

According to Appleton Police, Rodgers is employed by a local driving agency that contracts with area schools to provide driving services. Police say they investigated a complaint and intervened before Rodgers had contact with the student.

Anyone with any information related to this case should contact the Appleton Police Department 920-832-5500. If you have information but, do not want to call and wish to remain anonymous, please consider using the "REPORT" feature on our phone app. The phone app is available for free where you download your applications.

If you wish to report suspicious activity you can text "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword "APDTIPS" at the start of your message. The service is monitored 24 hours per day and allows the Appleton Police Department to have a two-way dialogue with the reporting party that is completely secure and anonymous.