A North Smithfield, R.I. teacher and coach faces charges relating to “sexting” his students, according to a report by WPRO Radio.

Steve DeMeo pleaded not guilty in Kent County Courthouse Monday to charges of indecent solicitation of children, possession of child pornography and possession of marijuana, the radio station reported.

DeMeo, 31, is accused of sending inappropriate sexual cell phone images to minors.

WPRO reported that DeMeo teaches Social Studies at North Smithfield High School and coaches girls varsity soccer there and boys varsity basketball at nearby Coventry High School.

Bail for DeMeo was set at $10,000, and he was ordered not to have contact with minors.

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  1. triumph110

    This is happening all over the country. Go to http://www.schoolteachernews.com and click on the Scandal page. This year they have documented over 350 of these types of incidents. They also have a map of where the incidents have taken place. In 2009 they found 464 of these kinds of cases.


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