West Springfield, Westfield Teacher Arrested

West Springfield, Westfield Teacher Arrested


Norman Achin

A 50-year-old Fairfax County Public Schools teacher is facing two felony charges after an investigation by Child Exploitation Unit into an online interaction.

A detective posing as a teenager was contacted by a stranger through a social media application. The suspect initiated a conversation and solicited for sexual contact with the detective. He also sent a sexually explicit image, presumably of himself, to the detective. Detectives identified Norman Achin, of Woodbridge, as the person who made the contact online. He was arrested and charged with attempted indecent liberties and use of a communication device to solicit a minor. He is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Achin was a teacher at Westfield High School and West Springfield High School for the 2017-2018 winter school year. Achin is currently suspended without pay.

Detectives are looking into the possibility there may be additional victims. They are asking for anyone with information or who experienced a similar incident with Achin to contact them at 703-246-7800. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).