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Former MSCS Teacher Charged With Sex Crimes Against Kids

Devil: Joseph Blodgett

A former Memphis-Shelby County Schools teacher is charged with sex crimes against a minor.

MCSC says the white teacher taught children at Oakhaven Middle and Wells Station Elementary.

Their statement reads in part:

Our hearts go out to any child and family who may be impacted. His alleged conduct violates a sacred trust, and we share the community’s outrage and disdain. The teacher's employment with the District ended in May 2022. Prior to joining the District, he cleared a background check and all policy, legal, and statutory requirements for hiring. We know that our community has many additional questions, but laws and policies prevent us from sharing details on matters of this nature regarding children. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and have important conversations about online safeguards and trauma-informed care.

According to a criminal court indictment, Joseph Blodgett was arrested earlier this month for especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and extortion for crimes that took place between October 2020 and May 2022.

The sex terrorist was an MSCS employee up until May 2022.


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