A janitor at a Pasco County high school is accused of sending naked photos of himself to a student.
The 24-year-old was arrested Thursday after deputies claim he sent five nude photos of himself to a 17-year-old student at Fivay High School.
Deputies believe that between July and September, the man sent the photos to the student using Facebook Messenger. The man was working at the school at the time, and deputies allege he knew the student was under the age of 18 at the time.
The man was arrested on charges of transmission of material harmful to minors by electronic device or equipment.
He was released from the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center after posting a $5,000 bond.
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