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story.lead_photo.caption Shane Jones (Via the Texarkana Gazette)

TEXARKANA -- A former teacher has pleaded guilty to invasive video recording of an 11-year-old boy in November at Central Mall in Texarkana, Texas.

Shane Samuel Jones, 31, entered his plea Monday before District Judge John Tidwell in Texas. Assistant District Attorney Katie Carter told Tidwell that Jones' plea agreement includes a five-year term of probation.

Tidwell ordered Bowie County probation officials to complete a pre-sentencing investigative report and scheduled Jones to return to court later this month.

"Then I'll decide if we're going to proceed with sentencing," Tidwell said.

On Nov. 25, Jones slipped his cellphone under the stall divider in a restroom at a J.C. Penney store in the mall and took a photo of the boy, according to earlier reports. The boy told his father, who instructed his son to notify store employees while he made sure Jones did not flee.

Jones also faces charges of filming students at Trinity Christian School in Texarkana, Ark., where he had taught. He was arrested in December on charges of voyeurism and video voyeurism.

Jones confessed to Texarkana, Ark., police that he had filmed boys in a school bathroom, according to police.

Officers seized Jones' computer from Trinity Christian and executed a search at his home in November. He was released on $100,000 bail after his arrest in Miller County.


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  • RBear
    February 13, 2018 at 7:19 a.m.

    I'm surprised Trinity Christian didn't just forgive him and "pray away" his transgressions as many evangelicals seem to be doing these days. Pedophilia is a serious crime and illness that needs to be dealt with to avoid harm to children. It knows no boundaries and while often attributed to the LGBT community, is more prevalent in heterosexuals. Sexual orientation doesn't matter. Pedophilia is bad regardless.

  • Toenails
    February 13, 2018 at 7:52 a.m.

    This male teacher taking photos of a male child is obviously not heterosexual. He is a homosexual pedophile.

  • RBear
    February 13, 2018 at 8:41 a.m.

    Toenails did you read all of my comment? The vast majority of pedophiles today are heterosexual, yet people like you like to brandish the LGBT community as pedophiles. You take and accuse trans individuals as pedophiles stalking little girls when all they want to do is be afforded public accommodations.

  • MaxCady
    February 13, 2018 at 10:24 a.m.

    A sex addled, pedophilic disordered teacher??!! I've never heard of such a thing.

  • GeneralMac
    February 13, 2018 at 11:38 a.m.

    Yes, Toenails, a GAY teacher wanting to see a males' "package"

    Of course the gay posters are going to attack your post.

  • 3WorldState1
    February 13, 2018 at 12:04 p.m.

    I wonder why Mac is not talking about the white culture and their propensity for child molestation?

  • LRDawg
    February 13, 2018 at 12:25 p.m.

    GenMac stop it. You called this kind of stuff "jaywalking"

  • GeneralMac
    February 13, 2018 at 12:34 p.m.

    If this happens when you allow gay men in restrooms with other males imagine what goes on when men who say they "feel" they are a woman are allowed in women's bathrooms.

    No more sympathy for this gay white criminal than for Black thugs committing violent crimes.

    I hope this gay white guy isn't set free with only a 5pm verbal curfew.

  • 3WorldState1
    February 13, 2018 at 1:11 p.m.

    You didn't answer my question. What is wrong with the white culture that produces so many child molesters?

  • GeneralMac
    February 13, 2018 at 2:32 p.m.

    3rdWorld................maybe the defective gay gene is more prevailing in whites.

    Appears to be the case judging from liberals who post here .