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MO man facing child sex exploitation charges in KY

David Jordan (Source: Franklin County Detention Center) David Jordan (Source: Franklin County Detention Center)

A Missouri man is facing child sexual exploitation offenses in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky State Police, David B. Jordan was arrested on August 4 at around 4:40 p.m. He was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center.

He was charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer - sex offenses.

According to police, additional charges are expected.

Police say he was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after they say they saw the suspect using an online chat system to communicate with someone whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.

On Aug. 4, Jordan allegedly went across state lines from Missouri to Kentucky with plans to have sex with the minor.

At 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, the Sikeston R-6 School District administration said they were contacted by KSP that Jordan was charged.

According to the administration, Jordan was offered a position in June of 2016 for the upcoming 2016-17 school year and at that time he had a valid teaching certificate and cleared background check.

The administration said Jordan had not finished his new teacher orientation, never taught at the Sikeston R-6 School District and did not have contact with Sikeston students.

Sikeston R-6 District Superintendent Tom Williams says Jordan would have taught high school social studies.

"It's an unfortunate situation for the school district that we're within a week or two of the start of school and we have to go through something like this but we will overcome," Williams said.

Jordan was placed on administrative leave pending termination.

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