FERGUSON, Missouri (KMOV) -- An elementary school teacher in the Ferguson-Florissant School District was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old foster child.
Chris McCall, a fourth-grade teacher at Central Elementary School, was charged with statutory sodomy.
According to deputies, the victim told a friend that McCall had sexually assaulted him at his Winfield home for about a year. That friend then alerted authorities.
Deputies said they do not believe there were other victims.
Court documents show the victim had been a foster child at one time, but was out of the system by the time he moved in with the McCall's. According to the Missouri Department of Social Services, Chris and his wife, Rachel McCall, had taken in 11 children between 2004 and 2010, but the last child left their care in March two years ago.
Ferguson-Florissant School District officials said McCall, who has taught in the district for 11 years, has been put on paid administrative leave.
“We have no allegations of any students in our district being involved in this private matter against Mr. McCall,” district spokesperson Shantana Stewart said in a written statement. “The safety of our students is of greatest importance, and this charge has no connection to our students.”
Authorities said McCall has no previous criminal background.
He is currently in the Lincoln County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
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