Teacher facing child porn charges

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Chatham Middle School teacher in connection with child pornography charges.

Carter Lamar Clark, 36, of Danville, was arrested and charged with one count of using electronic means for child sex crimes or pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, the sheriff’s office announced in a news release Tuesday.

“At the time of the arrest, the accused was employed by the Pittsylvania County School system,” Devin Taylor, an investigator with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed via email Tuesday afternoon.

Clark is listed as a sixth-grade teacher at Chatham Middle School, according to the school’s website.

Superintendent Mark Jones said that while he could not comment specifically on personnel matters, school board policy requires the district to place staff on administrative leave following a criminal investigation.

According to a search warrant obtained Tuesday by the Danville Register & Bee, a juvenile told a Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office investigator that Clark made contact with the victim on Nov. 27. via telephone and “made sexual advances.”

After the phone call, the suspect “engaged the victim in social media messaging with further sexual advances along with soliciting … sexual acts and pictures of the victim,” the warrant stated.

Clark does not have a criminal history. He was released on a $35,000 secured bond Monday morning.

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