School Custodian Charged with Child Solicitation


A local school custodian is behind bars for alleged crimes against children.

The Jasper Police Department was conducting an undercover investigation regarding internet solicitation of children for sex.

As part of the investigation, officers created an internet profile for a 13-year-old decoy.

Police say the decoy was contacted by Michael Rowe, 40, of Terre Haute, for sex.

Through further investigation, police learned Rowe works as a custodian at McLean High School in Terre Haute.

Jasper Police notified Terre Haute Police, who obtained a warrant for Rowe’s arrest.

He was arrested on Wednesday.

Rowe is in the Vigo County Jail on charges of Child Solicitation and Dissemination of Matter Harmful to Minors.

He’s being held on $100,000 bond.

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