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Ex-Teacher Faces Federal Porn Charges

Posted April 3, 2007

— A former Chapel Hill teacher arrested last summer on child-sex charges now faces federal charges involving pornography.

David Campbell Jones, 47, of 113 Hampton Court in Chapel Hill, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Greensboro on charges of child pornography and trying to engage in sexual activity with a minor, according to court documents.

Jones planned to turn himself in to federal authorities this week, said his attorney, Syd Alexander. Jones has cooperated with authorities since he was released from jail on $510,000 bond, Alexander said.

Jones resigned as a science teacher and football coach at Guy B. Phillips Middle School in August after he was arrested on charges of solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act. He also has been charged with 20 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police said Jones attempted to meet up with a 15-year-old boy after soliciting the teen online. When he was arrested, Jones was carrying condoms, personal lubricant and a digital camera, according to a search warrant.

Investigators seized several computers after Jones was arrested and found thousands of videos and photos of young children engaged in sex acts.


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  • jeneric43 Apr 4, 2007

    5blueeyes, great comment.

  • my2cents Apr 4, 2007

    Maybe with these new charges he will be put back in jail where he belongs and stays there with NO BOND !!!!!!!

  • PrayerWorks Apr 4, 2007

    The only thing we can do is pray for people because their minds are sick and need healing!

  • has had enough Apr 4, 2007

    Narck9 - I agree, Law Enforcement did it right this time. When approached by the parent, they took it seriously and set up communication with Jones. They did all the right things to CATCH him, not just investigate it. Good Job!

    Travis - Yeah, he's not "Guilty" in the eyes of the justice system until he is convicted in court. But the story says (and the fact is) that he has cooperated with the cops and has not tried to hide what he has done. He is absolutely guilty - just not officially yet... therefore there should be NO bond, ever...

  • narck9 Apr 4, 2007

    Good job to the law enforcement officer investigating this case. Glad to see that they have locked up this child predator.

  • listener Apr 4, 2007

    what has this world come to, when we can not trust people in our school system

  • cj Apr 3, 2007

    The man is sick and deserves to be punished. It is a shame that they keep referring to him as an "ex teacher"; he could have just as easily been a bus driver, CEO, or any other occupation. It really puts teachers in a bad light.

  • jafo Apr 3, 2007

    The sad part is he is now going to a federal institution instead of a state prison. There is a world of difference and instead of being treated like a leper by other inmates, he will be among many of his own kind so they can compare experiences.

  • readyforgodswilltobedone Apr 3, 2007

    I guess Durham has the murders but every other city in NC has the guys like this.. No place is safe.

  • 5blue eyes Apr 3, 2007

    this is just another sick-o in this world..

    why is this topic must be approve by the staff andthe othersdon't people are saying so harsh stuff about each other and yet wral is letting them that is sad to that is my opinion and yes everybody is title to that but to put each other down on the site that has nothing to do with the story..i thought these comment was to be for the stories..