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Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child-Sex Charge

Posted May 9, 2007 6:56 p.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2007 10:18 p.m. EDT

— A former Chapel Hill teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal child-sex charge, authorities said.

David Campbell Jones, 47, of 113 Hampton Court in Chapel Hill, pleaded guilty to enticement of a minor, authorities said. The felony carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 29.

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 was 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.

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