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Chemistry teacher charged in 'catfishing' sex scheme involving 9 high school students

Chemistry teacher charged in 'catfishing' sex scheme involving 9 high school students

A former high school chemistry teacher from San Jose has been charged in a “catfishing” scam with posing online as a teenage girl to lure young boys into sending him sexually explicit videos and photographs, prosecutors said.

Douglas Le, 25, faces multiple charges, including nine counts of sending harmful matter to a minor, possessing matter depicting a minor engaging in or simulating sexual conduct, and annoying or molesting a child, according to the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office. The former Gilroy High School teacher is set to be arraigned Monday.

“This is a deeply-troubling example of why young people should be extremely wary...

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