LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A man who has taught at several Howard County schools in the last decade has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy, police say.

The alleged victim told police in July that he had been chatting online with a person he believed to be a 16-year-old boy. When they met up, the victim found that he had been communicating with an adult. The teen told police that they engaged in various sex acts.

Detectives say they have been investigating the incident and recently received forensic results linking 36-year-old Christopher Russell Fox to the case. Fox turned himself in to police at central booking in Howard County Tuesday night. He is charged with multiple counts of sex offenses and sexual solicitation of a minor.

Fox, who lives in Randallstown, has been assigned to Atholton High School, Folly Quarter Middle School and Mount View Middle School since 2003. He taught technology. He also coached basketball at Glenelg High School in the 2006-2007 school year. Since 2013, he has been working in a Building Services facility, according to Howard County Public Schools.

Fox has been placed on administrative leave and is barred from entering any HCPS property pending a personnel investigation.

Police are investigating whether Fox may have engaged in inappropriate contact with any other victims. They believe Fox may have solicited other boys online using fake names.

Christopher Russell Fox (Photo credit: Howard County Police)

Christopher Russell Fox (Photo credit: Howard County Police)

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