Substitute teacher arrested on sex charges remains in Jackson County Jail
An update on the investigation into a substitute teacher arrested on sex charges.
Twenty-one-year-old Keshawn Belcher was arrested Wednesday and charged with child exploitation and touching a child for lustful purposes.
According to the Jackson County jail docket this morning, he also has a bond revocation and a charge of child pornography rather than child exploitation.
Belcher was hired as a substitute teacher through a contractor, Kelly Services, who was responsible for vetting him.
Ocean Springs School District Spokesman Trey Brannan told News 25 a little about the vetting process, including that Kelly Services signed an affidavit starting that any employees provided have passed a federal background check.
State law requires all teachers to have a background check and a current child abuse registry check prior to employment.