A man who works as a school bus aide was charged with sending lewd photographs of himself to a teenager at a Fairfax County school for students with special needs.
Morrice Stephenson, 24, was arrested Friday after a 16-year-old girl reported he sent her inappropriate photos and explcit text messages, Fairfax County police said.
Administrators at Quander Road School called police when the student reported the incident. Stephen sent three explicit photos to the student in November and December, police said.
Detectives arrested and charged Stephenson, of Alexandria, with two felony counts of soliciting a minor using a communication device. Stephenson turned himself into police and let them inspect his phone, where police found the photos.
Stephenson and the minor are acquaintances, police said.
Stephenson was suspended without pay the day of this arrest, officials at the Alexandria school said. The school is located in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.
Bus aides are school employees who help students and ensure safety during bus rides.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-866-411-TIPS or 703-691-2131, visit www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or send a text message to CRIMES with TIP187 plus your message.