Mt. Vernon high school teacher charged with indecent solicitation of an 8th grader

A Mt. Vernon high school teacher has been charged with indecent solicitation of a child and grooming.

The Troy Police Department says 25-year-old Kevin Battas was using Whisper, an anonymous social media app, to talk with an 8th grader.

An investigation revealed that Battas was using the app to discuss sexual acts with the child.

Battas was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Madison County Jail.

A $150,000 bond has been set.

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