Substitute teacher busted for asking a former student for nude pictures

January 7, 2013

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By Victor Skinner
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RAVENSWOOD, W. Va. – School officials in Ravenswood, West Virginia are refusing to disclose what, if any, disciplinary action was taken against a substitute teacher who sent lewd Facebook messages to a teenage student.

WVteacherDustin James Mullins, 22, was recently arrested on suspicion of soliciting a minor over the Internet after he allegedly sent sexual messages to a 15-year-old student who was in his class while he was student teaching at Parkersburg Sough High School in Wood County last fall, The Iconocast News reports.

“He is alleged to have told the girl: ‘You’re very pretty in the face and have a great body … That normally means you’re hot … some of those holes in your jeans always made me wonder what you looked like without anything on ..,’” the news site reports.

“It has been a fantasy of mine to get you alone for a while I must say ..,” read another message. “You should send me a pic … cause I’ve wanted to see you without clothes on for a loooooong time. U don’t have to … I’ll just fantasize.”

The teenager’s mother contacted school officials after the victim showed her the messages. Mullins allegedly confessed to sending the messages from his mobile phone, authorities said.

Mullins was working as a substitute teacher at Henry J. Kaiser Elementary School in Ravenwood when the messages were allegedly sent. Officials at that school have refused to disclose what, if any, disciplinary action was taken.

Superintendent Blaine Hess would only tell the media Mullins no longer works in Jackson County, where Kaiser Elementary School is located.

Mullins, a history teacher, told authorities he was “just not real sure” what his intentions would be if he met up with the victim.

Mullins was arraigned Wednesday on charges of soliciting a minor via computer, use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor, and two counts of attempt to commit a felony. He was released on a $150,000 bond, according to Iconocast.

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