By Victor Skinner

WILKES-BARRE, Texas – A former special education teacher at a Dallas middle school faces up to five years in prison after he admitted to secretly taking pictures of female students’ private parts.

David Shuga, 49, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of corruption of minors last week after two students reported in June that Shuga took inappropriate pictures of female students with his cell phone, the Times Leader reports.

“The students said they believed Shuga had taken pictures on a cellphone since December,” according to the news site. “One of the students said she had a picture of Shuga taking a photograph of another female student under a table, the criminal complaint says.”

Shuga allegedly told officers investigating the complaints that he was aroused by pictures of the young girls’ buttock and groin areas.

Shuga resigned from his position on the same day school officials became aware of the allegations – June 11. Shuga is free on bail pending sentencing Feb. 20, and a judge has ordered him not to have unsupervised contact with minors until then, the Times Leader reports.

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