St. Louis County teacher arrested in online sex sting

St. Louis County teacher arrested in online sex sting

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St. Louis County teacher arrested in online sex sting

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Posted on August 6, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 1 at 1:29 PM

(KMOV) - A teacher has been arrested for attempting to expose himself to a 14-year-old girl in an online chat room.

According to court documents, Neil Patrick Swyres, of St. Charles County, is accused of engaging in explicit chats with a detective posing as a young teenage girl.

In an affadavit filed in court, a St. Charles detective wrote that Swyers exposed himself on camera and chatted with the detective about sex.

On July 23rd, the detective wrote that Swyers asked the person he believed was 14 years old if she wanted him to come to her home. He explained what days he was available so they could do quote: "bad girl stuff."

The St. Charles County sheriff's office does not believe Swyers used school computers and the cyber crime detectives there have no reason to believe anything happened with children at school.

Joel Eisenstein is the attorney representing Swyres. He says his client is innocent. "We have not seen the transcripts of what they allege they've retained so we'll have to wait and see what the discovery shows," he said.

Swyers taught P.E. and health classes at Bayless Intermediate School in St. Louis County for 9 years, and has already turned in his letter of resignation.

Bayless schools are sending letters to parents and faculty notifying them of the charges a former teacher now faces.

School officials say they have no reason to believe that Swyers had any inappropriate contact with any children at school.

Swyres turned himself in yesterday and posted bond almost immediately.

Swyers attorney told News 4 he is married and has a small child.

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