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Chatham Co. teacher indicted on child porn charges

Posted May 7, 2008

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— A former Chatham County charter school teacher was indicted Wednesday on sexual exploitation charges.

Jason Perkins, 38, who taught at the Woods Charter School in northern Chatham County, stands accused of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, police said.

Perkins resigned from his teaching position after a State Bureau of Investigation probe found digital images of a child under the age of 16 on his home computer hard drive, police said.

According to court documents, the photos show a female child engaged in sexual acts alone and with an adult male.

A State Bureau of Investigation source told WRAL that Perkins came under investigation after he solicited an undercover officer online on Feb. 13.

Perkins taught middle and high school students at Woods. Before teaching there, he taught in the school systems of Wake, Cumberland and Carteret counties, the SBI said.

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