FRUITA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado junior high school teacher has been accused of asking female students to send him topless photos.
Randy Majors, 58, was arrested this week on eight felony counts related to sexual exploitation of children in western Colorado, according to court records. He was released Thursday on $20,000 bond.
Police began investigating in November after a mother told police she found a Facebook message from the teacher asking her 16-year-old daughter to send nude pictures without telling anyone.
Shortly afterward, Majors turned over his laptop to Fruita police, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. He also acknowledged asking several girls for pictures, the warrant said.
The affidavit by Fruita Police Officer Lisa Dicamillo identifies eight teenage girls who exchanged messages with Majors, including a 17-year-old who sent a picture of herself wearing a tank top.
Majors' messages included asking some of the girls if they were in "the circle of trust" and whether they could keep a secret.
Dicamillo said in the affidavit that Majors wrote to the 16-year-old girl that he was "dying" to see her breasts. The girl's mother went to the police.
Majors sent one girl multiple requests, asking for "one pic between friends." At first she didn't respond, then told him she was doing homework, according to the affidavit.