A high school journalism teacher has been arrested on a federal charge of sexual exploitation of minors.
Gregory Bogomol, 38, of Fort Worth was arrested last week, according to federal court records. The federal complaint identifies him as an employee of Denton High School.
His social media accounts identify him as a journalism teacher. Bogomol also worked seasonally in the Star-Telegram sports department but has not been employed since February.
A Dallas-based agent said she was informed by a counterpart in Lake Charles, La., that parents of a 15-year-old boy reported that the youth had been solicited for nude photos by a person claiming to be “Crystal Williams” via the KIK Messenger smartphone app.
According to the complaint, the boy said Williams sent him “nude images of a young female through the KIK application and requested nude images of [the boy] in return.”
The boy sent one image, which was met with a request for another, according to the complaint. The youth got suspicious and told his parents, who contacted the federal agents.
Agents traced Williams’ phone activity to an account owned by Bogomol, according to the complaint.
They contacted Bogomol on May 6 at his home in Fort Worth, the complaint stated.
“Bogomol granted agents consent to search his cellular phone, identified as a Samsung Galaxy,” according to the complaint, and they found images of minors engaged in sexual conduct.
The case was investigated by agents for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.
Bogomol remained in custody Monday. A detention hearing is set for Wednesday.