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Buncombe Teacher Faces Child Sex Charges

Updated: Thursday, January 31 2013, 06:42 PM EST

A Buncombe County teacher faces four felony charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators say they found nude photos of one of his students on his cell phone. Tony Henthorn, a social studies teacher at Community High in Swannannoa, is on unpaid suspension.

Deputies say the incident happened last October at the school. The mother of the 17-year-old girl in the pictures says her daughter had been sexting her boyfriend just before she lost her phone.

Henthorn is due back in court February 20th.

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Buncombe Teacher Faces Child Sex Charges

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