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Oct 23, 2014

Teacher Who Visited Belize Pleads Guilty to Enticing Minors

David Wendel Thompson

There is new tonight out of Tampa, Florida where a former school teacher has pleaded guilty in the federal Court to enticing two minors for sex. Forty-nine year old David Wendel Thompson used social media, specifically Facebook, to lure the two underage girls to have sex with him for money. At the time, one was thirteen years old and the other fifteen. In the plea agreement, Thompson claimed that when one of the minors said she was not a prostitute, he replied that however she needed help. He also admitted that he knew the girls were underage. Thompson was heading to Belize from Tampa in mid-March, but he was denied entry and arrested in Miami. It is also known that he visited Belize on numerous occasions and that in fact, he married a Dangriga resident. Thompson will be sentenced in January and is facing ten years in prison.

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