Teacher charged with asking teen for sexually explicit videos

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Memphis teacher is charged with soliciting of a minor and other charges.

Donald Emory, Jr. was a teacher and coach at Freedom Prep Academy.

Police say Emory sent a text to a 15-year-old male asking him to send a 'sexually explicit video' September 20th.

The teen told his mother and later told police Emory had asked him for 'sexually explicit videos of himself engaged in sex acts and also videos of him engaged in sex acts with others.'

Emory is charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, exploitation of a minor via electronic means and solicitation of a minor.

Teach for America featured Emory in a Facebook post from February where he was quoted as saying, "As a teacher, I want to positively influence the lives of youth. As a teacher, I want to embrace, educate, and empower students to become productive citizens. I want to help a young person recognize those qualities within themselves that could not only benefit them personally but impact their community in untold ways.”