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Monroe City teacher charged with Enticement Of a Child

39 year old Jeremy McClusky of Monroe city is accused of soliciting a child under the age of 15 to engage in sexual contact.

A Monroe City man is now facing charges of Attempted Enticement of a Child in Marion County after allegations of inappropriate text messages to a student under the age of 15.

Thirty-nine year old Jeremy McClusky of Monroe City is accused of soliciting a child under the age of 15 to engage in sexual contact.

According to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton, the allegations stem from alleged text messages between McClusky and his student from May 16, 2017 to September 2, 2017.

The messages allegedly occurred on the Kik messaging app.

According to the probable cause statement from the Marion County Sheriff's Department, on September 4th Deputy Erin Johnson reported responding to the residence of the student's father.

Deputy Johnson was shown messages between McClusky and the 14year-old female.

According to Deputy Johnson's report, at one point McClusky and the student talk about the student losing her virginity and preforming oral sex.

The probable cause statement also states Dr. Tracy Bottoms, superintendent of the Monroe City R-I School District, told a detective the school district placed McClusky on administrative leave and also collected a statement from the victim.

A forensic extraction of the phone was performed detailing the alleged contact.

Clayton says in his release that his office cannot release the detailed messages at this time due to the investigation deemed ongoing.

According the the probable cause statement, McClusky told investigators that the relationship between he and the victim had started a year ago when “she started coming to him and saying she had thought about harming herself,” during an interview conducted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office on September 5th.

McClusky said he developed a “counselor” type of relationship with the victim and that the messages involving sexual acts were short in nature “to help maintain her trust towards him.”

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn confirms with KHQA that McClusky is in custody and being held on a $50,000 bond.

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