John Rodger Hughes, Odessa, Texas (arrested Mar 2014)

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    John Rodger Hughes, 21, substitute teacher for "various junior high and high school campuses" in Ector County ISD, Odessa, Texas, "charged with transferring obscene material to minors in federal court"

    News West 9: Ector County ISD Substitute Teacher Arrested, Accused of Texting Explicit Pictures to Teenage Girl (Mar 20 2014)

    He's accused of texting pictures of his genitals to a teenage girl. 21-year-old John Rodger Hughes was taken into custody on Wednesday by Homeland Security Agents. Investigators say he sent pictures of his penis to a teenage girl in Michigan. We're told the two sent sexual text messages to each other for more than a year. During that time, the teenage girl sent inappropriate pictures of herself to Hughes.

    Agents searched Hughes' home in Odessa on Wednesday. Hughes has been charged with transferring obscene material to a minor, possessing child porn and coercion of a minor.

    John Rodger Hughes, Odessa, Texas, Ector County ISD
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    CBS 7 KOSA: Former ECISD Substitute Teacher Arrested 3/21/14 (Mar 21 2014)

    Statement released by Ector County ISD:

    John Hughes was hired as a substitute teacher in Ector County ISD on October 29, 2013 and worked off-and-on until February 21, 2014, when the Department of Homeland Security made district officials aware of its investigation of him.

    At that time Mr. Hughes was pulled from the substitute teacher system. He substituted at various junior high and high school campuses. The school district has been and will continue to help the Department of Homeland Security in its investigation.

    As we do with all of our teachers, all ECISD substitutes are fingerprinted, and undergo criminal history checks and drug tests before being approved for work.
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    Odessa American: Former ECISD sub arrested on federal charge: Man accused of sending sexual pictures to Detroit teenager (Mar 21 2014)

    Federal authorities first became aware of the messages on April 30, 2013, when Homeland Security Investigations special agents in Detroit received information about the girl being coerced by [John Rodger] Hughes on the Internet, according to the complaint. The mother of the girl told agents she saw sexual text messages and graphic images on her daughter’s iPod Touch, according to the complaint, and that her daughter received a wallet with cash from the man.
    Agents went to girl’s father’s house, according to the complaint, where the wallet was mailed two weeks prior to the report being made. According to the complaint, the father received the package and found a duct tape wallet with $149 in cash inside. When asked about the wallet, the girl said “the wallet was sent to her by a man she met online through her iPod Touch device using computer applications called “Skype and “textPlus,” according to the complaint. Agents noted the return address on the package that directed them to a house on Maurene Avenue in Odessa, according to the complaint, and also had Hughes’ name on it.
    According to the complaint, a forensic analysis on the iPod Touch was returned Feb. 20 and showed photos of the girl in various stages of undress, including photos of her breasts, buttocks and vagina in a sexual nature. There was also a picture of Hughes on the iPod Touch. Agents checked Hughes employment records, according to the complaint, and found he was a substitute teacher at ECISD. After notifying district police, Hughes was removed from the substitute teacher list.
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    News West 9: Former ECISD Substitute Teacher Behind Bars After Allegedly Sending Inappropriate Pictures to a Minor (Mar 21 2014)

    According to official documents, the investigation into [John] Hughes first started in Michigan on April 30, 2013, when the mother of a 15-year-old girl found sexual images and inappropriate text conversations on her daughters iPod.

    The documents state that the young girl received a package in the mail and the return address was labeled "John R Hughes" from Odessa, Texas. Inside that delivery was a wallet made out of duct tape and $149. The 15-year-old girl claims she was chatting with Hughes through different sites like Skype and an app called Text Plus.

    According to court documents, the girl said Hughes would ask her to send him nude pictures of herself and she would so Hughes would still talk to her. She also identified a picture of a penis and claimed it was sent to her from Hughes. On March 19 back in Odessa, Hughes admitted to sending the young girl the wallet full of cash. He also admitted to knowing the girl was 15 when he sent her inappropriate pictures and when he received nude pictures from her.