St. Johns County Educator Accused of Inappropriate Photo Sharing with Student

A chemistry teacher from St. Augustine High School, aged 26, has been charged with multiple counts related to transmitting harmful content to minors via electronic communication. The suspect is alleged to have sent lewd photos to a victim who is 13 years old, following initially harmless conversation. The victim disclosed the situation to a mandatory reporter and it prompted investigations which led to the charging of the suspect. The teacher, who was popular among students, provided nicotine vaporizers and made offers to “hang out” at his home. The teacher has not been in contact with students since December, and is not expected to be reappointed when his contract ends, regardless of the outcome of his case.