Oklahoma teacher faces child porn charges

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WANETTE, Okla. - Charles Dawson, 43, is now a former teacher at Wanette High School.

He is accused of looking at naked pictures of two high school girls.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office says a 16-year-old student of his reported the crime Tuesday and he was arrested the following day.

"I was disgusted," Joy Sparks said.

That is the way two grandparents felt when they heard the news.

"I was upset because we have a granddaughter that's almost 14 years old. She goes to school here," Richard Sparks said.

Investigators say Dawson gave the 16-year-old a cell phone and she used it to send naked photos through an app called Kik.

Court papers show the teen said she sent the pictures to Dawson “because she was afraid that he would fail her in class if she didn’t”.

"I'm a little disappointed that we have another professional that's engaged in this kind of activity," Sheriff Mike Booth said.

Another finding in the investigation, Sheriff Booth says Dawson saw naked pictures from a different girl who is 15.

Dawson allegedly admitted to looking at the photos from both girls before deleting them.

"We're very glad that they came forward to us to let us know what was happening," Sheriff Booth said.

We tried reaching out to Dawson but got no response.

"This is all wrong. He shouldn't overstep his bounds like this. He's an adult," Joy Sparks, a Wanette grandparent said.

Dawson is out of jail on a $15,000 dollar bond.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff says there may be more victims.

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