PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania high school English teacher has been jailed on charges he sent sexually-charged text messages to five students, and fondled or had sexual contact with some of the girls, including one whose grade he promised to improve in exchange for a sex act.

The attorney for 26-year-old Jonathan Crum, of Slippery Rock, didn’t immediately return a call Tuesday on charges filed Monday by state police. Crum was jailed unable to post $100,000 bail.

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“A lot of the sexual abuse includes asking the children under 18 for indecent photographs and there was some indecent contact as well,” a police officer said Monday.

Crum faces 26 counts of sexual misconduct.

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“As far as our investigation has led, the crimes all happened on Moniteau property some inside the classroom,” the officer said.

The district says it is fully cooperating in the investigation.

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