Virginia teacher arrested in online child sex sting
A Fairfax County teacher has been arrested after police say he solicited sex from a detective posing as minor on social media. Norman Achin, 50, of Woodbridge, is facing two felony charges in connection to a child sex sting by the Fairfax County Police Major Crime Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit. Police say Achin contacted one on their detectives through a social media application. During that interaction, Achin is accused of soliciting sexual contact with the detective posing as a minor. The teacher, who taught at Westfield High School and West Springfield High School for the 2017-2018 winter school year, is accused of sending a sexually explicit image, presumably of himself, to the detective, according to police. The 50-year-old was arrested and charged with attempted indecent liberties and use of a communication device to solicit a minor. Achin is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He has been suspended without pay by Fairfax County Public Schools.