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Teacher charged with sex crimes

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jody Shackelford

Staff Writer

Former Izard County Consolidated teacher, Brock M. Felton, 32, of Melbourne was recently handed 28 felony charge including sexual indecency with a child, sexual assault and voyeurism involving 22 separate victims.

Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Investigator Jannette Cooper asked for the Izard County Sheriff's Department to contact Felton so that Cooper could speak with him.

According to authorities, during their conversation Cooper learned Felton had resigned from ICC after Superintendent Fred Walker presented him with an ultimatum prompted by rumors of Felton's alleged illegal activity, although Felton denied ever exposing himself to students.

Authorities report Felton said a student had exposed himself to Felton multiple times and more then one student had asked Felton to expose himself, which he said he refused. Felton said no disciplinary action was taken because he didn't want to get them in trouble.

According to authorities, in the same interview Felton later admitted that he had exposed himself and went on to say he allowed students to watch pornographic material at his home.

According to a sworn affidavit, a 15-year-old male said Felton asked him to expose himself and commented on his size and said it was normal for college students to engage in the ritual. He then asked the boy to stay the night at his home were they allegedly watched pornography.

Other allegations in the affidavit include Felton's attempts to urinate with male students, rubbing male students pecs, back and stomach, placing his hand in a student's pajamas and other allegations dealing with large amounts of touching and inappropriate topics of conversation.

According to the report, Felton asked a student if he trusted him and then gave him a condom and lotion. Allegedly Felton then proceeded to give a lesson concerning the use of a vacuum cleaner involving sexual acts.

Circuit Judge Tim Weaver set the bond at $50,000. Felton is currently not in custody.

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