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Irvine high school teacher accused of sending nude photos to student

Dominic John Augustus Witter, 25, of Laguna Niguel, appears in this file photo provided by the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

May 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Irvine high school teacher has been charged for texting nude photos of himself to a 15-year-old student.

Dominic John Augustus Witter, 25, allegedly sent naked photos of himself to the girl and asked her to send nude photos of herself in return. On April 5, police say Witter texted the girl again and arranged to meet her at a restaurant that night and then go to his house for sex. Sheriff's deputies arrested Witter at the restaurant. Witter was a teacher at Crean Lutheran High School at the time of the incident.

Witter, who is from Laguna Niguel, was charged with one felony count of attempted contact with a child with intent to commit lewd acts with the minor, one felony count of meeting with a minor with intent to engage in lewd conduct, and one misdemeanor count of arranging to meet a minor for lewd purposes.

If convicted of all three charges, Witter faces over four years in state prison and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Witter posted $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned May 25.

Authorities are seeking the public's help to identify any additional victims. If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.

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