Milton Hershey School houseparent charged for inappropriately touching 11-year-old girl

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HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – A houseparent at Milton Hershey School has been charged with corruption of minors.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said 34-year old Randy Fies is accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl.

Milton Hershey School said that Fies has been fired.

Fies was charged on May 17 and his formal arraignment will be held on June 17.

Milton Hershey School released a statement saying, “We learned of an allegation of inappropriate behavior by a houseparent, contacted authorities immediately, fully cooperated with law enforcement, and the employee was placed on leave. We understand that the individual turned himself into police this week. His employment has been terminated. Our employees are held to the highest possible standards, and word that one of them may have violated the trust that was placed in them is taken very seriously. We are committed to sustaining a nurturing and safe environment for all of our students.”

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