Midwest City teacher arrested for lewd acts

Friday, November 5th 2004, 2:26 pm
By: News On 6

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) -- A Midwest City teacher has been arrested after an investigation into a possible inappropriate student-teacher relationship.

Police say Kenneth Richard Freer was taken into custody yesterday on complaints of lewd and indecent proposals or acts against a child under 16, and remains jailed on $120,000 bond.

Officers arrested Freer after Mid-Del Superintendent Cheryl Steele forwarded a security videotape appearing to show Freer having sexual contact with a young male student. The child and his parents were interviewed.

Police allege that Freer abruptly left school yesterday after calling the boy's parents inquiring why he wasn't in school.

Officers contacted Freer at his Del City home and arrested him.

District officials are notifying parents and children who may have had contact with Freer either in the classroom or outside the district.