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Pasco teacher accused of trying to lure teens for sex

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A Pasco County teacher is under arrest in Miami after investigators say he booked a plane trip to Belize to have sex with two underage girls.

David Wendel Thompson, 48, is a social studies teacher at Centennial Middle School in Dade City.

According to a criminal complaint, Thompson used Facebook to contact and have sexually explicit conversations with a 13-year-old and 15-year-old female.

Investigators say he booked a flight to Belize City with a layover in Miami. They say he was refused entry to Belize and arrested at the airport.

Thompson has worked for Pasco schools since 1994, according to district spokesperson Linda Cobbe.

He is charged with enticing minors, and made his first appearance in court Monday morning.

Cobbe said his employment statud is under review; in the meantime, he has been ordered to stay away from the school.

If convicted, Thompson faces 10 years to life in prison.


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