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Substitute teacher and track coach, 20, arrested after he ‘filmed students having sex’

Substitute teacher and job coach, 20, who worked at two high schools, has been arrested after he ‘hosted a party at his house and filmed students having sex and then shared it on social media’

  • A substitute teacher was arrested for child sexual abuse and child pornography
  • Peyton Harris, 20, worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School
  • He ‘indicated a party and filmed students having sex and shared it on social media’
  • Newport High School has denied that the 20-year-old was an employee there

A substitute teacher and job coach who worked at two high schools has been arrested after he “hosted a party at his home and filmed students having sex and then shared it on social media.”

Peyton Harris, 20, worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School in Pennsylvania, and served as an assistant manager for the track team at Juniata High School during the 2021-2022 school year, the state’s attorney general said.

He reportedly worked at Substitute Teaching Services (STS).

Harris was charged with child abuse and pornography, as well as invasion of privacy, corruption of minors, supplying alcohol to a minor and carrying a false identity card.

Peyton Harris, 20, (pictured) worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School in Pennsylvania, and served as an assistant manager for the track team at Juniata High School during the 2021-2022 school year, the state attorney general said.

Peyton Harris, 20, (pictured) worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School in Pennsylvania, and served as an assistant manager for the track team at Juniata High School during the 2021-2022 school year, the state attorney general said.

Juniata High School declined to comment, while Newport High School said “he was not a substitute teacher here.” It is not clear from the criminal file whether he taught at the school.

MailOnline has contacted STS for comment.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said, “Mr. Harris was entrusted to care for and empower minors, and instead exploited them.

Pictured: Juniata High School, Pennsylvania, where Harris worked, according to Attorney General

Pictured: Juniata High School, Pennsylvania, where Harris worked, according to Attorney General

“These allegations are deeply disturbing. My office has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and will prosecute the accused to the fullest extent of the law.”

Harris hosted a party at his home where he gave alcohol to minors bought with a fake ID.

During the party, according to police, Harris secretly took photos and videos of minors having sex and shared them with other people on social media.

Deputy Attorney General Kristyne Crist will prosecute the case.

The AG’s office said: “Due to his regular contact with minors through his employment, anyone with information about this case or other incidents relating to Harris is encouraged to contact Trooper Micheal Short, Pennsylvania State Police – Lewistown, at 717-320 -1010.”

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