This is a downright disturbing story from Oregon.
We recently covered a story where a teacher at Judson Middle School in Salem, Oregon is currently under criminal investigation for allegedly sending a nude photograph to a student.
Another incident involving an Oregon teacher from a public school is also making the news, and the details of this incident is horrifying.
A fourth grade teacher at McMinnville School District was arrested Monday for attempted child rape.
Andrew Hammond, 50, is accused of “communicating with minors for immoral purposes” after an undercover sting operation caught him setting up a hotel meeting with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
BREAKING: Oregon Public School Teacher Arrested for Attempted Rape of Children https://t.co/71GrveGUgH
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 1, 2022
Breitbart has the disturbing details:
Officials announced Monday the arrest of an Oregon elementary teacher “for communicating with minors for immoral purposes” and allegedly trying to rape a child.
Washington’s Redmond Police said detectives performed an undercover operation with decoy profiles on social media and dating apps to make contact with and meet the suspect in the case.
The operation initially began in October when Andrew Hammond, 50, was told he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl, and he eventually communicated with another Redmond detective, believing the person to be 13.
Redmond Detectives arrested an Oregon elementary teacher on Friday, March 25 for communicating with minors for immoral purposes and attempted rape of a child. To read more, go to: https://t.co/CkTKMAgl5q. pic.twitter.com/tHD6MpyHTC
— RedmondWaPD (@RedmondWaPD) March 28, 2022
— FOX 13 Seattle (@fox13seattle) March 28, 2022
Journalist Andy Ngo shared details of the incident on Twitter:
An Oregon elementary school teacher has been arrested near Seattle for two charges of attempted child rape & more. Andrew Bert Hammond, a fourth-grade teacher at Newby Elementary School, allegedly proposed to meet at a hotel & had handcuffs & duct tape. https://t.co/o2aJnzmZpX
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 30, 2022
The Post Millennial has more on the arrest:
Detectives in Redmond were posing as teenage girls on the app in October when Hammond began interacting with them, believing them to be teen girls. It was in March when Hammond rented a hotel room in Redmond where he intended to meet the girls for the purpose of sexual activity.
In his possession at the time were condoms, lubricant, handcuffs, and duct tape. These were discovered via a search warrant which was used to search Hammond’s vehicle.
Redmond detectives reported that the investigation that led to Hammond’s arrest as a “proactive undercover operation” and that the conversations between Hammond and the detectives, via false profiles, went on for several months after the initial October communication. Hammond was repeatedly notified that “he was communicating with a 14-year-old female.”
Detectives introduced a second false profile, of a 13-year-old girl, and Hammond “continued to engage in sexually motivated conversations with the investigators, believing they were minors.”
This is horrifying for parents.
These are the type of people who are teaching your children at school:
Oregon middle school teacher who says he's proudest of training kids in "personal pronouns" escorted out by police after reportedly sending nudes to student https://t.co/VpUaAexy4y
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) March 30, 2022
— Imperfect, but Forgiven. 🙃 (@DABIRDISDEAD) March 30, 2022