A Las Vegas substitute teacher was arrested after a 16-year-old student allegedly told police that the older man had followed her around school and propositioned her over the messaging app Snapchat, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Garic Wharton II, 25, was arrested on Thursday and charged with attempted sexual conduct between a school employee and a student.
Wharton had only been teaching at the girl’s school since early April.
In the girl’s alleged account, Wharton first took her picture before exchanging Snapchat information, at which point the two began texting. He then allegedly tells the girl he wants to “turn her out” and “teach her,” texts recovered by police said.
“So we can have our thing on the low? How can I trust you tho?” he wrote. “If we hookup, I can get in trouble, Do you want that?”
“I wanna dive in and make you scream,” another message says.
Wharton initially denied having any contact with the girl, but did mention that his students have said that all the girls at the school “think he is fine.”
But when Wharton was interrogated, he later allegedly confessed to sending the messages, claiming that “he was caught in the initial moment of lust” but did not actually intend to let the interaction go beyond flirtation.
[Image: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department]