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Elementary School Teacher Implicated in Horrific Crimes

A fourth-grade teacher from the McMinnville Elementary School in Oregon has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted rape of a child in Redmond, Washington. Andrew Bert Hammond, a 50-year-old male, was arrested during an undercover operation.

According to the City of Redmond, Hammond was arrested as part of an undercover operation where law enforcement used decoy profiles on location-based social networking and dating apps. The fourth-grade teacher has been charged with four counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, second-degree attempted rape of a child, and third-degree attempted rape of a child. Bail has been set at $100,000 while Hammond remains in the King County Correctional Facility.

According to the statement, law enforcement began interacting with Hammond in October. Detectives posed as teenage girls and had interactions with Hammond, who wanted to meet with who he thought underage girls. “After months of sexually motivated communications, Hammond proposed meeting with the minors at a hotel in Redmond on March 25 to engage in sexual activity. Hammond was arrested after checking into his hotel room,” the city’s report stated. Read more…

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