Frankfort HS teacher arrested for child seduction

Thomas Weeks (Photo Provided/Clinton County Sheriff's Office)
Thomas Weeks (Photo Provided/Clinton County Sheriff's Office)

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — A teacher from Frankfort High School has been arrested for child seduction.

Frankfort police arrested Thomas Weeks, 46, of Frankfort for child seduction Wednesday. Weeks, a teacher with the Community Schools of Frankfort, was taken into custody without incident at 1 p.m.

Frankfort Police Department received information alleging misconduct between Weeks and a female student on Monday, May 26. Police said the arrest follows an in-depth investigation.

“These types of allegations are taken very seriously and investigated with the utmost sensitivity. Cooperation between the Community School of Frankfort and our detectives, as well as information gathered during the investigation, led to Week’s arrest,” according to Chief Troy Bacon.

Weeks is a history teacher and also the head boys basketball coach with the Community Schools of Frankfort.

Frankfort police are not releasing the identity of the juvenile victim.

Weeks was arrested and transported to the Clinton County Jail. Formal charges have not been filed.

According to Indiana law, child seduction is a sex crime related to someone in a position of trust taking advantage of someone who is between 16 and 18 years old. It is a Class D felony unless the criminal engaged in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct. Then it’s a Class C felony charge.

Weeks has not resigned and is still employed by the school. Superintendent Don DeWeese said the school board has not taken action yet.

This is the third incident this school year for the Community Schools of Frankfort involving misconduct with a child. High School Assistant Principal Tory Horner resigned after an investigation for alleged criminal conduct with a student. In December, former Frankfort Middle School Principal Michael Ettenberger was arrested as part of a multi-state child abuse case. DeWeese declined an interview Wednesday, saying he was too busy.

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