CCSD middle school English teacher arrested on lewdness charges

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After a three-month investigation by two law enforcement agencies, a teacher at West Prep Academy has been arrested on charges of attempted lewdness with a child.

Kweku Turkson, 37, was arrested Friday by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

He faces three counts of lewdness with a child younger than 14 and one count of attempted lewdness with a child younger than 14.

Turkson taught English at the middle school level at West Prep Academy, according to Clark County School District spokesman David Roddy, but had been on home assignment since October.

Roddy said Metro and CCSD police had been investigating the teacher since October.

Turkson was hired in August 2015.

He is scheduled for his initial court appearance at 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to court records. He is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.

Roddy said CCSD can move for termination after official charges are filed.

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