El Dorado teacher charged with child sex crimes


EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – A teacher in El Dorado has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties and electronic solicitation with a child.

According to a court document, Michael W. Melcher was charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child and electronic solicitation. Melcher is a Butler County special education teacher and USD 490 coach. He was arrested on Tuesday, and he has been put on paid administrative leave.

The El Dorado school district released the following statement:

Please be assured that safety of our students is our number one concern and the individual has not been on campus since the time of initial questioning by the police and will not return pending resolution. The matter was first brought to the attention of the district when the individual was first questioned and school officials are cooperating fully with the police.”

The El Dorado Police Department conducted the investigation.

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