Teacher At Soldan High Charged With Sexual Misconduct

Apr 30, 2013

Updated with receipt of statement from SLPS.

A math teacher at Soldan International Studies High School in St. Louis is facing 11 criminal counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a student at the school.

Thirty-two-year-old David Marler is being held on a $250,000 cash bond on felony statutory sodomy, child endangerment, and sexual contact with a student charges. Police are investigating the possibility that there were other victims, and are encouraging parents or students to call 314-444-5385.

The St. Louis Public Schools released a statement yesterday that the district had been made aware of allegations of professional misconduct, and had referred the matter to police.  Marler was placed on leave as soon as the accusations were made.