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Former Wichita Public Schools teacher charged with child sex crimes

Shawn Wingfield, a former Wichita Public Schools employee, was arrested Saturday on charges of...
Shawn Wingfield, a former Wichita Public Schools employee, was arrested Saturday on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child.(KWCH 12/Sedgwick County Jail)
Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 2:38 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: A former Wichita Public Schools teacher was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

Shawn Wingfield appeared in court before a Sedgwick County judge on Monday.

Wingfield is currently listed on the Northwest High School website as a gifted staff member. He announced his resignation on his Facebook page earlier this month.

He is due back in court on Aug. 12. His bond was set at $50,000.

Shawn Wingfield, a former Wichita Public Schools employee, was arrested Saturday on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. WPS confirms he is a former employee. In a Facebook post by Wingfield dated July 19, 2021, he said:

“This morning, for reasons involving personal health and well-being, I resigned from Wichita Public Schools. Without going into details, I have come to believe that this is not only the best decision for myself, but also for the district and my students. And while I do regret the timing of this decision so close to the start of the new school year, I believe that to stay any longer would prove to be a greater inconvenience to everyone in the end,” said Wingfield.

We have reached out to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and Wichita Police. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

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