Fairborn schools ROTC coordinator arrested on sexual battery charges

Eriks Fricsons

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Eriks Fricsons

District says the coordinator has resigned and Fairborn schools are cooperating with the police.

Maj. Eriks Fricsons, a Fairborn High School ROTC coordinator, has been arrested on five counts, three of which involve sexual offenses, according to Fairborn Municipal Court records.

Police said Fricsons, 52, was investigated for having an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.

A Fairborn City School District spokesman said Fricsons has resigned and the district is cooperating with the Fairborn Police Department.

Charges were filed Friday against Fricsons in Fairborn Municipal Court, including pandering obscenity involving a minor, a second-degree felony; two counts of sexual battery, a third-degree felony; corrupting with drugs, a fourth-degree felony; and manufacturing or cultivating drugs, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

The district said it would have no further comment pending the investigation.

Fricsons was initially booked into the Fairborn City Jail, but was transferred to the Greene County Jail late Friday, so could not be reached for comment.

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