Former Wills Point Coach Charged

A former Wills Point junior high coach has pleaded guilty to federal charges after having sexually explicit images of minors on his personal computer.

Charles Desha Holmes, 49,  taught at the school for 13 years before resigning after the allegations surfaced. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports the charges stem from 120 images he had on his computer and floppy disks. Authorities also accused Holmes of acting as a "middleman" for perpetrators of child molestation and interested parties on the Internet.

Police say Holmes was investigated after American Online notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that it had seen an e-mail with a pornographic image sent to Holmes.

Holmes could be sentenced to up to ten years in federal prison.