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Former Missouri teacher charged in child sex case

ASH GROVE, Mo. – A former southwest Missouri high school teacher has been charged in a child sex case involving a 16-year-old female student.

The Springfield News-Leader reports William Herrington, 34, of Republic was charged Monday with felony sodomy, child molestation and sexual contact with a student.

Ash Grove police say Herrington sent inappropriate messages to the girl’s Twitter account, and had sexual contact with her in the school’s library storage closet and at his home.

Superintendent Kyle Collins suspended the Ash Grove High School social studies teacher after the girl’s mother contacted him in October. Herrington is no longer employed by the district.

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