A North Texas high school journalism teacher charged with sexual exploitation of minors over alleged suggestive cellphone contact with a Louisiana boy has been ordered to remain in custody, according to The Denton Record Chronicle.
Federal court records show 38-year-old Gregory Bogomol, of Fort Worth, was arrested last week and is a former instructor at Denton High School.
In a detention hearing Wednesday, Bogomol was deemed a danger to the community after Homeland Security Special Agent Amanda Johnson testified he admitted having contact with eight local students, the DRC reported.
Johnson said Bogomol also admitted to other incidents with minors in North Texas, including one at another school.
The initial complaint said the parents of a 15-year-old Louisiana boy reported he was solicited via cellphone to send nude photos and the teen complied. Investigators said the cellphone account led to Bogomol, who allegedly portrayed himself as a girl.
The DRC said Bogomol had also worked as a freelance sports writer for the Denton Record-Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, though he was not currently working for any of the publications.