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May 2, 2012

Former counselor charged in sex case

School officials say Adam Carlisle no longer works for Tri-Central

Police say a former Tri-Central Elementary School counselor committed sex acts with a 14-year-old boy he met on a social media site for men.

Adam L. Carlisle, 30, Fishers, faces three Class B felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor, and two Class C felony counts of child solicitation.

Carlisle’s attorney did not respond Tuesday to a message left at his office.

Carlisle worked as a guidance counselor at the elementary school for 3 1/2 years. He was placed on paid administrative leave in early March when the criminal allegations surfaced, school officials said.

As of last week, Carlisle no longer worked at the school. Officials declined to say whether he resigned or was fired.

The criminal charges stem from a March 4 incident at Carlisle’s house, according to police. Police say he had sex with a 14-year-old he met the day before through a social media website called Grindr.

The site says it offers a way to “find gay, bi, curious guys for free near you.”

According to the probable cause affidavit, Carlisle initiated a conversation with the teen through the website just before midnight on March 3.

An excerpt from a conversation, which was outlined in the probable cause affidavit, follows:

Carlisle: “So are you a junior?”

Teen: “Nope I’m 14 which is probably too young for you to wanna talk to me. I’m in eighth all honors though so like a freshman.”

Carlisle: “You should probably be careful on here. And yeah, you’re young. But talking isn’t hurting anything.”

The pair then talked about sports, school and the teen’s favorite subjects, the affidavit states.

The following day, the teen walked to Carlisle’s house, and Carlisle let him inside to watch a movie, the affidavit states.

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