- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)10
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Woman sleeping in car accused of attacking Cape officer (7/26/16)13
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
Sikeston teacher arrested for touching, sending photos to 14-year-old student
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A junior high teacher in Sikeston is facing felony criminal charges after he allegedly sent explicit photographs and inappropriately touched a 14-year-old student, police said Friday.
Andrew J. Delles, 28, of Jackson was charged with three counts of enticement of a child and three counts of sexual misconduct of a child, after the Sikeston R-6 School District reported that he was having inappropriate conduct with a student.
According to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, school officials told police that they were investigating allegations of "inappropriate electronic communications" between Delles and one of his female students. On Thursday, school superintendent Steve Borgsmiller placed Delles on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Delles was found traveling in his vehicle about 3 p.m. Thursday near U.S. 61 and Route HH, where he was arrested.
Delles remained in custody Friday afternoon on a $25,000 cash-only or surety bond.