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.
According to police, Carlisle and the teen had a sexual encounter in the residence.
Afterward, the pair hugged, and the teen left, the affidavit states.
As the victim walked through Carlisle’s subdivision, police stopped to question him, reports state.
Officers were responding to a burglary in progress where juveniles were running from a home in the area. Police thought he might be a suspect, the affidavit says.
During questioning, though, the victim said he came from a house where he had a sexual encounter with a 30-year-old male named “Adam,” the affidavit states.
A warrant was issued for Carlisle’s arrest in late April after police received results from DNA testing.
Carlisle is being held in the Hamilton County Jail on a $25,000 bail.
Fishers Police Officer Tom Weger said it’s possible other reports of sexual abuse will surface, given Carlisle’s line of work.
“We are very concerned that there are other victims,” he said. “He did have access to children.”
• Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, may be reached at 765-454-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org