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Former teacher at Fairfax County school charged with indecent act with child

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A former Fairfax County middle school teacher who has received educator of the year honors has been charged with committing an indecent act with a minor, according to a search warrant and court records.

Timothy Threlkeld, who taught technology and engineering at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Va., is facing four counts of the charge. His attorney said he denies any wrongdoing.

Authorities initially began investigating him in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

In July of that year, a student of Threlkeld’s told police investigators that he had given her a couple of kisses and some hugs, but the student did not disclose additional indecent acts, according to the search warrant.

In August 2014, Fairfax County Public Schools put Threlkeld on leave, officials said, and he resigned from his position in June 2015. Subsequently, the school system petitioned the Virginia Department of Education to have his teaching license revoked.

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