A former Arkansas teacher, age 30, is accused of sending nude photos to a 14-year-old student, according to police. The teacher allegedly instructed the teen to send her explicit photos to “arouse or gratify her sexual desires.”
Kaytlann Barnes was arrested on Nov. 17 at her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas, following an investigation into alleged child sex crimes by investigators with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Arkansas State Police.
Barnes was charged with felony counts of sexual indecency with a child, producing, directing or promoting a sexual performance by a child, use of a communication device, and computer child pornography.
Barnes was previously a teacher at the Booneville Junior High School. Barnes is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a junior student at Booneville High School.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, “It is alleged that Kaytlann, who was a teacher at the time, sent sexually explicit photos through the Snapchat app to a student and that she directed the student to send sexually explicit pictures back to her.”
KATV reported, “Documents show Barnes directed the boy to send pictures and a video of his sex organs to her to ‘arouse or gratify her sexual desires.'”
The former teacher allegedly sent nude photos to the student over two nights.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office noted that Barnes was “no longer employed” with the Booneville School District.
Barnes was released from jail on Monday after posting $25,000 bail.
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