Former Kansas teacher charged with child sex crimes

Posted at 7:56 PM, July 26, 2021 and last updated 8:39 PM, May 12, 2023

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas school teacher has been jailed and charged with child sex crimes, The Wichita Eagle reported Monday.

Police arrested Wichita resident Shawn Wingfield, 48, Saturday on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

Shawn Wingfield, Wichita County Jail

Wichita police spokesman Officer Charley Davidson said the agency investigated Wingfield after a report that he sent “concerning” text messages in June.

A Wichita Northwest High School spokeswoman told the newspaper that Wingfield began working there in 1997. He resigned July 19.

Wingfield posted on Facebook last week that he was resigning for his personal health and wellbeing.

He’s in the Sedgwick County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Court records for Wingfield, which would show whether he has a lawyer yet, were not immediately available online Monday.