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Last updated on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
(INDIANAPOLIS) - A Martinsville High School teacher and boys basketball coach was arrested Sunday after police say they found him sitting naked inside of his car, which was parked near a playground.
A 17-year-old girl was also inside of the car.
65-year-old Timothy Wolf was charged with public indecency. He is listed on the Indiana Department of Education's website as a physical education and health teacher at Martinsville High School. He's worked for the school for 35 years.
The girl was not arrested but was taken to her car which was parked in a lot nearby.
According to a police report, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was patrolling Eagle Creek Park when he noticed a silver Chrysler 300 parked approximately 30 to 40 feet away from a playground. The officer say he found Wolf inside his car with the girl in the passenger's seat.
Court document said the officer saw "suspicious movements from the passenger."
Parents and students allege he has been having an affair with the 17-year-old girl for more than a year.
"It was obvious they were having an inappropriate relationship, we were just waiting for it to come out," said Dalton Leitz, student.
Students said their friend have filed anonymous reports through the school's tip line.
"Him and this girl and other girls, I've seen numerous girls hanging out in his office with the doors closed," said Leitz.
Attorney John Boren say Wolf told the school Monday that he will retire, effective immediately. The school board can approve the retirement or take other action.
The school released the following statement:
"The Metropolitan School District of Martinsville learned today (Monday) the Martinsville High School basketball coach Timothy Wolf was arrested yesterday (Sunday) in Indianapolis. This afternoon Wolf's attorney, John Boren, notified the school administration that Wolf will retire from the school district effective today, contingent on school board acceptance. In the meantime, I have authorized an immediate internal investigation focused on gathering the facts. The M.S.D. of Martinsville also plans to fully cooperate with law enforcement during its investigation."
The girl reportedly worked at a restaurant that Wolf owns. A school employee says the girl recently graduated and that the alleged inappropriate behavior between her and Wolf had been part of a yearlong conversation among teachers and coaches at the school.
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