Former Missouri football coach charged with sex crimes involving minors

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NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A former Winnetonka High School football coach was charged on Thursday, accused of sending pornography to students and asking them to sneak away for sex at school.

Jarrett Morris had resigned in November after some racy Twitter messages had been provided to police in a report. The former coach had allegedly sent pornography and sexually explicit messages to two 16-year-old students.

Morris is charged with furnishing pornographic materials to minors, sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted sexual contact with a student.

According to police, he had asked one teen for nude photos and sent her one nude picture of himself.

“You are old enough to realize what you are doing,” said Tyrique Bennett, a former student. “You shouldn’t put yourself in these positions anyway.”

According to court records, for seven months Morris sent direct messages, including one that contained porn, to one 16-year-old, talking about oral sex, whether she was a virgin and told her he wanted to know “what is under her skirt.”

For nine months, he is accused of sending direct messages to another 16-year-old, including links to pornography and asked if she would be willing to perform sex acts at school.

The North Kansas City school district sent a statement out about the former coach.

“North Kansas City Schools is aware of the charges filed against a former staff member.  NKC Schools has very high expectations of its teachers and staff and expect them to conduct themselves honorably.  When behavior fails to meet expectations, the district cooperates fully with our law enforcement partners to ensure all matters are appropriately resolved. Regardless of the situation, the safety and security of students is the top priority.” Michelle L. Cronk, Media Coordinator, North Kansas City Schools

Morris’ bond is set at $25,000. He cannot have contact with anyone under 18 who is not a family member.