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The Bobster
02-09-2016, 02:34 PM

Former Chester County Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Sexting With Student
February 9, 2016 10:02 AM By Jim Melwert
By Jim Melwert


WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A 30-year-old former chemistry teacher at Downingtown West High School is facing serious charges, for allegedly trading illicit text messages and photos with a student.

Investigators say the text messages started when the victim was a junior, 16-years-old. They allege teacher Brandon Mitchell sent texts to the student saying he wanted to watch him, asking the student to send pictures, and also sending the student 20 nude photos of himself.

Police got a search warrant for Mitchell’s phone records and say they found more than 12,000 text messages between Mitchell and the student, from May 2013, to December, 2014.

Charles Gaza with the Chester County District Attorney’s office says Mitchell is facing serious charges including Child Pornography, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, and Endangering Welfare of Children:

“That’s something that we prosecute very vigorously and we ask that parents be very vigilante about. Pay attention to what their children are doing when they’re on their phones and on their computers.”

Gaza says they’re investigating the possibility of other victims. Mitchell taught at Downingtown West from 2010 until he was suspended in April, 2015 when this investigation started. He has since resigned.

The Bobster
02-09-2016, 02:49 PM

Chester County Chemistry Teacher Suggests Oral Sex After Boy Graduates: Police
By Dan Stamm
Published at 11:40 AM EST on Feb 9, 2016

A suburban Philadelphia chemistry teacher exchanged hundreds of messages with an underage student, including sexual photos and texts stating a desire for oral sex, said the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors charged former Downingtown West High School teacher Brandon Mitchell with seven counts, including child pornography and child endangerment, after investigators uncovered more than 12,000 messages between the now-30-year-old and the teenage victim, authorities said. More than 300 of the messages were "inappropriate," according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by NBC10.

The messages – sent on a non-school-issued cellphone and personal laptop – began in May 2013 when the boy was just 16 years old. The conversations turned sexual in the summer of 2013 and, according to the criminal complaint, included messages from Mitchell that read, "you can give me a bj after you graduate" and "Do you have naked pictures if yourself on your phone?"

Police said that Mitchell tried to cover his tracks by asking the boy to delete conversations.

"Ps you NEeD to delete theses texts tomorrow," Mitchell wrote in June 2013, said the criminal complaint.

The Downingtown School District suspended Mitchell in April 2015 when the investigation came to light. He later resigned his teaching post.

"This defendant used his position of trust and authority to engage in serious misconduct with a student," said DA chief of staff Charles Gaza.

Besides sexual messages, Mitchell and the boy also exchanged nude photographs, including more than a dozen of Mitchell's penis, according to investigators. The boy sent a sexually explicit video to Mitchell, who allegedly told the boy he wanted to see him masturbate, said police.

The conversations ended in December 2014, police said.

Mitchell posted bond after being arraigned last week. NBC10 left a message with his attorney seeking comment on the charges.

Investigators worried there could be more victims and asked anyone with information to called Downingtown Det. Andy Trautmann at 610-269-0263.