Clark County School District police have confirmed that Kweku Turkson, a middle school teacher at West Prep Academy, was arrested on Friday by Las Vegas police on 3 counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14.
Turkson had been a teacher with CCSD since August of 2015 and has been at West Prep Academy the entire time.
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In October, CCSD had launched an investigation of the teacher and placed him on "home assignment." Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had launched their own investigation of Turkson, which eventually led to the arrest.
CCSD's investigation is still ongoing.
Turkson is currently being held at Clark County Detention Center without bail and is due to make his first appearance in court on Jan. 23.