Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:32:27 GMT
The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -
A guest speaker at a local middle school is accused of sending sexually charged texts to teens.
The charge against Garret Winchel, 20, is attempted sexual misconduct. Charging documents indicate he taught two gym classes at a Lee's Summit middle school in the past two months. Winchel's employer at the time said the school was Summit Lakes Middle School.
The charge cites four girls, ages 12 through 14, with whom he'd been texting to ask for nude or semi-nude photos.
Charging documents allege the following:
Winchel posted a photo on Instagram, asking viewers to text their TBH (To Be Honest) rating of him and listed his phone number. From there, the text chat progressed to the sexual. One girl, age 14, called him out, and "...asked Winchel why he wanted nude pictures of 14-year-olds." His response was to ask her where she lived.
Winchel was arrested Wednesday and admitted to both sending the texts and knowing the girls were underaged.
He got the guest spot at the school via a Lee's Summit business called YES (Youth Energy Solutions) Kids' Fitness. The owner said he was sickened by the allegations and fired Winchel the moment they arose. He added that he did a background check on Winchel before hiring and it came through clean.
A school district statement emphasized that "volunteer presenters are supervised by teachers and are not allowed to be alone with students at any time."
Copyright 2013 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
12 East Delano Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36105