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Former Speedway teacher faces child seduction and sexual battery charges

Tyler Carmichael taught junior high social studies
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Posted at 4:44 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 16:44:49-05

SPEEDWAY — A former social studies teacher at Speedway Junior High School faces felony charges following an alleged incident in November involving a Speedway teenager.

According to information from the Marion County Prosecutor and the Speedway Police Department, 36-year-old Tyler Carmichael is charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of child seduction.

A high school girl who had been in Carmichael's junior high class told police she had been in occasional touch with the teacher and ran into him at a November football game. Hours later, Carmichael showed up at a house where the girl was visiting a friend.

It was there that Carmichael allegedly made unwanted sexual advances. The probable cause affidavit says Carmichael compelled the teenager "to submit to touching by force or imminent threat of force."

The girl's family went to police. Following an investigation, charges were announced Wednesday.

According to Speedway Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Kyle Trebley, Carmichael, who had been with the district 13 years, resigned his teaching position on December 22. The school board approved the resignation earlier this month.