HIBBING, MN — A Hibbing elementary school teacher has been charged after allegedly sending lewd images to four children.
According to a criminal complaint, Jordan Michael Kochevar, 27, is a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School.
Hibbing Police said he has not been arrested, but according to the Hibbing School District, Kochevar has been placed on administrative leave during the district’s own investigation.
Court documents show on the afternoon of Saturday, June 20, Hibbing Police received a voice mail on the department’s land line regarding a video image sent to a parent’s ten-year-old child via a group Snapchat from “JKOCHEVAR1992.”
According to court documents, the image is of a man showing “complete frontal nudity from the chin downward.”
Another investigator took over the investigation and viewed a different video from “JKOCHEVAR1992”, which allegedly showed a bare-chested man lowering the camera to his boxer shorts. The man then lowers his boxer shorts and exposes himself, according to court documents.
Through the investigation, authorities learned that the images were sent to four juveniles, all under the age of 16.
Authorities met with Kochevar on Tuesday. He claimed he was intoxicated on Monday, June 15, when he had sent inappropriate messages to four different juveniles.
Kochevar was hired by the district in 2016.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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