James Loganbill, 58, who taught at Meadow Lane Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas has been charged with reckless stalking after investigators found 210 photos and 31 videos of the same girl on his phone and ipad.
All the images were taken at the school.
According to Johnson County DA Steve Howe, some of the girl’s classmates spoke out after seeing him photographing the girl.
Per Fox4KC, Loganbill told leaders at the school he was attracted to his 10 or 11-year-old student, searched for her on YouTube and watched videos online.
Court documents show detectives found 210 pictures of the victim’s backside and 31 videos. All taken on Loganbill’s phone and iPAD at school.
In several pictures she was bending over and in one video he had her pose by lifting her leg up to her head while she was wearing black tights, according to court documents.
“If you’re taking multiple pictures of kids who are in, wearing clothes for the sexual desires of that individual, we don’t have the laws under the child protection statutes to cover that type of behavior,” Howe said.
Documents show Loganbill searched for the victim 39 times online, and also searched for other racy pornographic images — including those related to students and teachers.
He is charged with reckless stalking, which is a Class A misdemeanor and the maximum sentence is one year behind bars.
Howe doesn’t think that’s enough for this type of situation.
“Our preference is to have a more concise law written through the child protection statutes if possible,” Howe said.
He’s pushing for tighter laws to protect children – and said the victim’s family is on board to be an example of why it matters.
The victim told investigators she was scared of Loganbill, but he never touched her.
James Loganbill, 58, a Kansas teacher had 210 photos, 31 videos all taken at school of the same little 4th-grade girl. Her classmates saw him film her and told. Her 4th grade classmates turned him in. Loganbill had taught at the school for 31 years, https://t.co/ZhCZM8pGDC
— Ted D. Bexar (@TedDBexar) July 3, 2020