Fairfax County teacher arrested at the border for child sex crimes

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Matthew Snell, 31, of Maryland, was arrested Friday at El Paso International Airport

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A Fairfax County teacher who allegedly had inappropriate conversations with a student was arrested while trying to flee the country.

Matthew Snell, 31, of Maryland, was arrested Friday at El Paso International Airport after learning that police were investigating him. Snell, a Thoreau Middle school teacher, faces charges of carnal knowledge of a child and taking indecent liberties with a child. Parents found inappropriate text messages from Snell to a teen and self-reported to the school.

Snell will be extradited to Fairfax County to face charges.

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