Police say there have been no complaints against Tiller regarding any Amherst Schools students, however, the investigation remains open

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AMHERST -- Police have arrested and charged an elementary school custodian with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

On Monday, police say they received a sexual offense complaint. Amherst Police detectives began an investigation into the matter with the assistance of School Resource Officer Eric Layfield.

The reported victim was not a student of Amherst Schools

As a result of the investigation, police said that Raymond J. Tiller, 56, of Amherst, was arrested Tuesday and later charged with two counts of kidnapping, and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

Police say Tiller is currently being held at the Lorain County Jail without bond, pending his appearance in Oberlin Municipal Court later Wednesday.

Police say the offense was reported to have occurred at Josiah Harris Elementary School at 393 South Lake Street in Amherst, where Tiller was employed as a custodian.

Tiller was assigned to the afternoon shift and normally worked 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and the school day normally ends at 3:35 pm.

The date of the reported offense was on a weekend and not a school day.

Police say there have been no complaints against Tiller regarding any Amherst Schools students, however, the investigation remains open.

At the request of Amherst Schools personnel, Tiller was advised not to return to any school property.

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