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Ex-Teacher Sentenced in Online Sex Solicitation Case

Posted October 5, 2007

— A former Chapel Hill teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for soliciting a teen over the Internet.

David Campbell Jones, 47, of 113 Hampton Court in Chapel Hill, pleaded guilty in May to a federal charge of enticement of a minor. He also was fined $25,000 and must serve 25 years on supervised release after he gets out of prison.

Jones resigned as a science teacher and football coach at Guy B. Phillips Middle School in August 2006 after he was arrested on charges of solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act. He also was charged with 20 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police said Jones, who also was an assistant Boy Scout troop leader, 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.

That evidence later led to an indictment on federal charges of child pornography and trying to engage in sexual activity with a minor.


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  • raysson Oct 7, 2007

    Did he learned his lesson? In fact no. He got for what he truly deserved. The counseling was there when he needed but he was stubborn enough not to take it. And you got some people who can't figured out why there are crimes against teachers who commit such acts against minors. And in the school system,he should have known better not to cross that line. That child looked upon him as an teacher and it such have been as such, But going over the line against forbidden territory with one of your students is sick and I don't feel sorry for the him neither. If you're a teacher in the school system,you NEVER established a forbidden relationship with a student,nor for that manner NEVER make any sudden stupid moves on a student..It will have you locked up quicker than you can say.."Look,wasn't that your teacher being arrested and his picture shown on Channel 5 News?" How embarrassing.

  • lynddsy Oct 6, 2007

    it is so sad not to be able to trust ANYONE with our kids. unfortunately, the way teens nowadays think of what is hot and sex is just something to do to amuse themselves is sad also. i bet some even think it's the bomb to be with a teacher. i'm really glad he got the punishment he got but, the teens are making it more and more easy for them to do it!

  • anneonymousone Oct 6, 2007

    I'm a teacher, and being in a high school day after day has _increased_ the age of attractiveness for me. I want a partner, not someone who needs to be raised further.

    Of course, people who abuse children do so as a power trip, not out of desire for affection or a mutual relationship.

    That's why people are wise to trust me in the classroom. (I spell pretty well, too.)

  • gopanthers Oct 6, 2007

    What a PIG!

  • dianadarling Oct 6, 2007

    it is terrible the way our children have to lose their innocence and be told about these sickos so young. But we have no choice, we have to make our children aware of inappropriate things when they are so small...Very sad statement about our society.

  • SkySkySKY Oct 5, 2007

    People, there are at least 1 story per week of this such. How sick is it to know that the people we trust to teach our children and lead our children when we aren't looking, are engaging in such acts and having such desires as this man. These people are secretly everywhere and you don't know about them until its too late. Until your child or his child or their child has been victimized. This is sad. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN EARLY about what inappropriate touching, speaking or behavior is before its too late.

  • gratefultoGOD Oct 5, 2007

    SICKO SICKO SICKO SICKO SICKO... Can't stnad these people.. wish they would BAND CHild molesters off the face of the earth. They are harmful devious and almost ever change.

  • raleigh rebel Oct 5, 2007

    This man needs to be locked up and never let see sunshine again or smell fresh air- let the other people know what he did and he will become a boyfriend real quick and suffer for the rest of his days

  • mindyourown Oct 5, 2007

    illiterate psychopath...

  • MizzZeta Oct 5, 2007

    What a thug...