MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A school faculty member is in custody in western Wisconsin Friday morning, accused of exchanging inappropriate images and videos with a minor.

The St. Croix County Sheriff says they were contacted by police in Missouri. That agency told them a child was shown sexually explicit images and videos by an adult with the Glenwood City School District.

The faculty member was taken into custody after authorities searched that person’s Glenwood City home.

A criminal complaint identified the faculty member as Peter Gaustad, listed as a Social Studies teacher on the school district’s website. He is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, exposing a child to harmful material, causing a child under 13 to view sexual activity and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

peter gaustad mug Wis. School Worker Accused Of Exchanging Explicit Images With Minor

(credit: St. Croix County)

The sheriff does say there is no indication students in the Glenwood City School District were victims.

The School District Of Glenwood City issued a statement on Facebook, saying the staff member has been placed on administrative leave.
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