Howard County police have arrested a local teacher for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy he met on the Internet. Christopher Russell Fox, 36, of Orpin Road in Randallstown, has been charged with multiple counts of sex offenses and sexual solicitation of a minor.
The victim reported to police on July 10 that he had chatted online with a person he believed was a 16-year-old boy. The two agreed to meet and the victim told police that he was surprised that the man, later determined to be Fox, was an adult. The teen reported that Fox engaged in various sex
acts with him. The victim went home and called police.
Detectives have been investigating the incident and recently received forensic results linking Fox to the case, resulting in yesterday's charges. Fox turned himself in to police at central booking in Howard County last night.
According to the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), Fox has been a technology teacher since 2003 assigned to Atholton High School, Folly Quarter Middle School and Mount View Middle School. He also was a basketball coach at Glenelg High School in 2006-2007. Since 2013, Fox has been working in a Building Services facility, according to HCPSS. Due to these charges, Fox has been placed on administrative leave and is barred from entering any HCPSS property pending a personnel investigation.
Police are investigating whether Fox may have engaged in inappropriate contact with any other victims. They believe Fox may have solicited other boys on the Internet, using fake names. Investigators are releasing his photo and asking anyone with information to contact police at 410-313-STOP.