St. Helens teacher placed on leave after sex abuse arrest
UPDATED: A St. Helens teacher was arrested on criminal charges this week after St. Helens police officers received a tip about an inappropriate relationship between the man and a 17-year-old girl.
Kyle Jared Wroblewski, 44, was arrested May 1, and charged with first-degree official misconduct, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, and third–degree sexual abuse.
Wroblewski is a social studies teacher at St. Helens High School. He has an active teaching license, which expires in 2019 according to state records. School district officials confirmed Wroblewski has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
The St. Helens School district released a statement to parents Thursday.
"The St. Helens School District's first priority is the safety and well-being of our students and we do not tolerate any behaviors that place our students in danger," the statement read in part. "He will not be allowed on campus until our inquiry is complete."
SHPD received information regarding an inappropriate relationship between Wroblewski and the teenage girl this week and immediately began an investigation.
Police Chief Terry Moss said limited information is being released to protect the identity of the victim.
"We're still looking into it and there's a lot of questions that need to be answered," Moss said. "We think a lot of people will want to come forward and talk to us and we welcome that."
Wroblewski was booked in the Columbia County Jail at 10 p.m. on May 1, but has since posted bail.
Court documents indicate that Wroblewski was conditionally released May 3, after positing a 10 percent deposit of his $36,500 bond. According to the documents, Wroblewski must stay at least 500 feet away from the high school campus; may not go to schools, playgrounds or sporting events involving minor athletes; is restricted from access certain residential streets; may not have contact with minors except his children; may not have direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim; and may not access social media.
The investigation is ongoing, a release from SHPD states, and it is likely that additional charges are forthcoming. Anyone with information should contact Dustin King at 503-397-1521.