Three More Teacher Arrests in NC

There have been three more teacher arrests in North Carolina.

The latest round of arrests follows the trend of arrests and charges mainly related to sexual contact with students.

WSOCTV: Neil David Krasnigor

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Neil David Krasnigor

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. – An Iredell-Statesville Schools teacher is accused of touching students inappropriately, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Neil David Krasnigor, 57, was a teacher at Mount Mourne IB School when the report was filed on March 27.

Krasnigor is charged with seven counts of indecent liberties with a minor and one count of assault on a female.

There were three victims between 12 and 14 years old, officials said.

WFMY: Christopher Allen Reeves

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Christopher Allen Reeves

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC ”” A former Jamestown Middle School employee is accused of setting up a hidden camera in a school changing room to gather images for over two years.

Christopher Allen Reeves, the school’s media specialist, was arrested by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday for two felony counts of Peeping Using a Photographic Imaging Device and two felony counts of Possessing a Photographic Image Obtained in Violation of the Peeping Statute. Reeves, 47, received a $10,000 bond.

On April 30, detectives began an investigation after a school employee reported suspicious images on an electronic storage device at the school. The sheriff’s office says images were taken from a camera in a changing room between Jan. 2013 and Dec. 2015. Guilford County Schools says Reeves resigned May 1 when he learned of the investigation.

WSOCTV: Juan Carlos Vazquez

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Juan Carlos Vazquez

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A South Mecklenburg High School teacher is accused of inappropriate contact with two male students, officials said.

Juan Carlos Vazquez, an English teacher at the school, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a student, as well as three sex acts with a student.

Channel 9 learned that the victims are two male students, ages 17 and 18.

Vazquez promised good grades for sex acts, according to the district attorney’s office.

Officials said he asked one of the male students for a threesome and if he did, he would get an “A.”

One victim was photographed in his underwear, prosecutors said.

The incidents started in January and happened at Vazquez’s apartment.

Last month, American Lens reported on four teachers in the state who had been arrested under various charges.

Since the start of 2017, teacher arrests in the state have included charges such as possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, and assault on a person under 12 years of age.

Also included in the list of charges were assault on a handicapped person, soliciting a child by a computer, human trafficking and soliciting a child for sex acts online.

The majority of teacher arrests were for sexual contact or relationships with students.

Read more in our earlier report:  Arrests for Heroin, Sexual Assault, DWI and Number of Sex Acts In NC Have Common Denominator

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