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Rusk Co. teacher arrested on child porn charges

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - A Junior High teacher in Rusk County is arrested on child porn charges.

Jerry Vinson, 54, of Henderson was arrested Thursday on charges of Possession of Child Pornography. According to Rusk County Sheriff's Department, criminal investigators executed an arrest warrant pursuant of a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

On Friday, just before 11:00 am, Jerry Vinson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace, Joe Sorrells. Vinson was charged with Possession of Child Pornography, a felony of the third degree punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Vinson was a 6th grade World History and 7th grade Texas History teacher at West Rusk Junior High School in New London as well as a bus driver for the West Rusk Independent School District. But he resigned from that position on Friday afternoon.

He graduated from West Rusk High School in 1975 and studied Elementary Education History and Music at University of Texas at Tyler.

Vinson's bond was set at $15,000, with conditions. Vinson was bonded out after 1:00 PM on Friday.

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