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Iowa Teacher Accused of Sending Suggestive Texts

Iowa Teacher Accused of Sending Suggestive Texts

By The Associated Press. CREATED Feb 2, 2012



Council Bluffs, IA (AP) - A Spanish teacher has been accused of sending inappropriate text messages and a nude photo to a student at his Council Bluffs high school.

A news release sent Thursday by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office says the Lewis Central student told investigators Daniel Pantoja, of Omaha, Neb., started texting her in December.

She says he once took her cellphone, found a picture of her wearing shorts and a sports bra and later asked her to send that photo.

She also says Pantoja sent a picture of a nude man whose genitals were covered.

Pantoja has been charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee and lascivious conduct with a minor.

A public phone listing for Pantoja couldn't be found. Online records don't include the name of his attorney.


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