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Yuma teacher accused of child molestation

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 14:58:59-05

A 47-year-old teacher in Yuma was booked into jail after turning himself in for a case involving sexual exploitation of a minor.

Christopher Knoles, a member of Gila Vista Jr. High School, was reportedly arrested in late January for attempted sexual exploitation of a minor after a Yuma police investigation.

In December 2015, a student said Knoles solicited nude pictures from her online.

On Feb. 22, Knoles reportedly turned himself in on a warrant and he was booked on charges of sex abuse, child molestation, aggravated assault with sexual motivation and 14 charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Yuma Police is asking any other victims or people with information to come forward by calling Detective Saenz at 928-373-5000, ext. 6009 or to remain anonymous, 928-782-7463.