An Orange County private high school teacher accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a student was expecting to meet his alleged victim at a pizza restaurant in Laguna Hills on Thursday night, according to authorities.
Instead, the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force was there waiting for him.
Dominic Witter, 25, was arrested on suspicion of sending an underage student sexually explicit text messages and nude photos of himself, officials said Friday.
"In those messages, Witter allegedly asked the victim to send him explicit pictures of her," according to a statement from investigators.
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The Laguna Niguel man is a teacher and track coach at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine.
"We entrust teachers to serve as role models for our children and safeguard their welfare. When that trust is violated, there will be zero tolerance," Homeland Security Investigations special agent Claude Arnold said in a statement.
"Those who exploit their access to young people to gratify their own perverse sexual desires are on notice that there will be serious consequences for those actions," Arnold said.