BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Carroll County educator, who won a Teacher of the Year award, on a charge of attempted enticement of a minor.

The 39-year-old teacher has been identified as Kenneth Brian Fischer of Westminster. Fischer won Teacher of the Year in Carroll County for the 2006-2007 school year and was nominated for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

The indictment was announced Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore.

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They say the teacher allegedly used email and texts to try and coerce a minor to meet him for sex. If the allegation is proven, Fischer faces a minimum of 10 years in prison.

His initial court appearance is not yet scheduled. It was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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