Substitute teacher facing sex crimes will remain in jail

Deputies: Substitute teacher committed sex crimes with 13 year old

PITT COUNTY - A substitute teacher committed sex crimes with a 13-year-old girl, according to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

Christopher Brooks Rhodes, 28, was charged with statutory rape/sex offense and indecent liberties with a child. More charges were expected, investigators said. Deputies arrested Rhodes Friday afternoon at his Bishop Drive home in Greenville.

Rhodes made his first court appearance Monday morning at the Pitt County Courthouse. The judge did not reduce Rhodes' $500,000 bond. If Rhodes does not post bond, he will remain in the Pitt County Detention Center until his next court appearance, which is set for Jan. 31.

Rhodes began working as a substitute teacher for the Pitt County school system in December of 2011, according to a district spokesperson.

The alleged sex crimes did not occur on school property, deputies said. It was unknown whether Rhodes ever taught the alleged victim.

Rhodes worked at D.H. Conley High, Farmville Central High, G.R. Whitfield Middle, H.B. Sugg Elementary, Sam D. Bundy Elementary, Wahl-Coates Elementary and Wintergreen Primary, the school district spokesperson said. Rhodes was suspended from his position on Jan. 3.

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