Mpls middle school teacher Joel Fowler solicited sex from 14-year-old girl, charges say

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Fowler's mugshot
:::: UPDATE :::: Middle school teacher Joel Fowler apparently posted nude pics of himself on Craigslist

Joel Fowler, a teacher at Minneapolis's Olson Middle School, faces felony electronic solicitation of a child charges for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover cop he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.

According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday, a cop identified as St. Paul Police Sergeant Keller was working on a child sex solicitation sting when he came across an ad in Craigslist's casual encounters section from a man who wrote, "It's graduation season. I'm looking for a soon-to-be or recent high school graduate who wants to play with a just out of college guy."

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"I was just at a HS graduation and watching the girls really made me miss high school and the fun those girls are!" the ad continued. "I live in the West Metro. 23 years old. 190lbs. 6'1". I'm DDF and ready to get to know someone younger than me."

The complaint details Sergeant Keller's response:
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Twitter
Fowler's Twitter profile describes him as a "Middle school Social Studies Teacher. Gopher Alum. Husker Enthusiast and Twins Fan! Quando omni flunkus moritati."
Sergeant Keller responded to the ad posing as a 14-year-old girl who was with her friends. He asked the poster, "how yung is too yung 4 u?" The poster replied, "How old are you guys? Do you drive?" Sergeant Keller responded, "gonna be 15 in July. don't drive but will leav school and meet u. ur ad said u want to play.....wat do u want 2 do" The poster responded, "Send me a pic. i want to fuck."
Keller sent Fowler an age-regressed photo of a female officer's face, and Fowler, falsely identifying himself as "Blake," replied with "a photo of a male naked from the waist up," the complaint says. The two continued to communicate, and eventually agreed to meet at 1:30 p.m. at Cherokee Park in St. Paul. (The complaint doesn't specify on which day the meeting happened.)

More from the complaint:
[Fowler] then texted, "You said your friends think I'm cute." Sergeant Keller replied, "yess." The poster asked, "Will i fuck all of you or just you" and Sergeant Keller responded, "can u bring protection?" The poster responded, "Yes" and "Where are we fucking." Serge and Keller replied, "we could do it in ur car." The poster indicated he would arrive in a silver Honda Accord.
Sure enough, Fowler pulled into the park driving a silver Honda Accord, and police were there to arrest him. The complaint says he had four condoms on him.

(For more, click to page two.)



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51 comments
Allie Lorbiecki
Allie Lorbiecki

Brock Trautman I graduated high school with this kid

Brock Trautman
Brock Trautman

Samantha Steinbring I had classes with this bro at the U!!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

What he did is pretty scummy but I don't get how this isn't entrapment.  He didn't post looking for underage girls.  The cop is the one that made it all about underage sex.  I'm not defending what this guy did but if we have cops trolling craig's list trying to trick people into breaking the law that means we have too many cops.  

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Just lock him away forever. There isn't any salvation here.  

Eduardo Gallegos Parra
Eduardo Gallegos Parra

Discussions about race has nothing to do with this issue. This is about a freak predator.

Tanner Slade Olson
Tanner Slade Olson

Yea lets all bash him on fb, that will change his way of thinking. Haha

Julie S. Johnson
Julie S. Johnson

That implies that you think child molesters are mentally healthy.

Anna Lund
Anna Lund

As a fellow middle school teacher, I'm so glad he was caught!

Jon Rrmc Wiswell
Jon Rrmc Wiswell

Olson wasn't a nice building when i went there, and i went there 87-95. MPLS schools arent the sole problem, finances and race play a factor in failure as well. Southwest High graduates over 80% North High is less than 20%.

Mc'Real Dtj
Mc'Real Dtj

no High 5's on this post, thats for sure!

Laurie Wong
Laurie Wong

Lock him up for good !!! he should never be around children ever again !!!!!!!! sick pervert !!!!!!!!

Joshua Roberts
Joshua Roberts

Did they arrest us upper lip as well cuz it's gone lol

Tina Michalski
Tina Michalski

It is sad when you have to warn your children to watch out for their teachers being inappropriate!

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

What? Grass on the field, play ball!


Agreed, good thing it was a cop. If a real 14 yo girl had made the allegation he would have resigned and moved to another district.. 

ED MN does not follow up on initial allegations if the suspect changes districts.

David C Lafountain
David C Lafountain

That is a very good school and I am sure that he will not be back like they say it only takes one bad apple

Staci Lingwall
Staci Lingwall

A pervert is a pervert no matter the skin color.

Kirk Bitu
Kirk Bitu

how is this about race?? Did you all miss the part about a guy trying to sleep with a child?

Ron Oveson
Ron Oveson

I hear ya Tyler, it is ridic how the courts just automatically assume a white str8 male is a "good citizen who made a mistake" but anyone with color, assumption is they are gangsta, gotta throw away the key. I know, I've watched it in court. Very sad story though, either way.

Hanni Kenny
Hanni Kenny

How surprising, an adult who chooses a career path - that involves entirely around children - is a pedophile.

Tyler St Cloud
Tyler St Cloud

He's white, so the courts may only assume he has a mental health problem

KennyX
KennyX

That's because the students at North are preparing to be future welfare-baby-making factories and future inmates. 

NoMoreGasthof
NoMoreGasthof

boy, you nailed it. all teachers are pedophiles, none of them are actually interested in educating.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@KennyX What school did you attend? I'd like to know where they prepare all you future assholes.

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