Las Vegas, NV – A Clark County middle school teacher has been arrested on child sex charges.

Kweku Turkson, 37, an English teacher at West Prep Academy, was arrested Friday by Metropolitan Police Department officers.

He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail on three counts of lewdness with a child younger than 14 and one count of attempted lewdness with a child younger than 14.

Turkson is due in court Tuesday morning for a 72-hour hearing.

Details of the arrest report were not immediately available Monday.

Turkson has worked at the school since August 2015, school district spokesman David Roddy confirmed. Turkson has been “assigned to home” since October while an internal investigation was conducted. Roddy said Metro was also investigating Turkson at the same time.

CCSD’s investigation continues, he said. Roddy could not confirm the nature of the district investigation or when the district investigation started.

“I shouldn’t have to find out on Facebook,” parent William McCord said. “The teachers or the principal should be calling everybody at the house.”

Students said they were surprised to see his mugshot.

It’s really weird because, most of the time, he would make jokes or mostly be smiling,” said eighth-grader Pablo Agustin. “Most of my classmates saw it on the news.”

Some students said Mr. Turkson would sometimes make inappropriate jokes, but they never suspected he had inappropriately touched students.

“My favorite teacher got arrested?!” asked sixth-grader Jacquelyne Meza.

“I don’t agree with this kind of stuff that he did. I’m disappointed in Mr. Turkson. He said that he was going to show us an example,” said sixth-grader Imani Tillman. “I hope Mr. Turkson learns his lesson… hopefully he learns his lesson in jail.”

The school district said the investigation is being handled by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Officer Larry Hadfield, a spokesman for the department, would not say whether the victims were boys or girls. He also declined to state how many children were victims.

FOX5 is in the process of petitioning a judge to release more information about the case.

Turkson has declined all jailhouse interviews.

Alright so basically because he’s kinda cute, women are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Comments like, “He’s too cute, I think they are lying”, or “This was a setup.” Well if it was a setup, this man fell right into The trap.

I don’t think he’s innocent at all. He’s an attractive man, yes, but he’s a pervert for FUCKING around with little girls. I don’t care how promiscuous the teens may act, they are still children which means, HANDS OFF!

HE shouldn’t have a problem getting consenting women, but he likes FRESH, NEW, INNOCENT, NAIVE, just like the typical predator. They don’t want women. They may keep them around for show, but they really prefer kids. That’s where their maturity is.

I could tell stories from when I was in the foster home. Grown ass men had no issue with our ages. So this is believable.

It’s not the child’s fault. They are coaxed with silk words. They never stood a chance.

Imagine dating him and discovering that he likes little girls. That’s so embarrassing.

If he’s making inappropriate jokes around children, then he feels like they are on his mental level in some way. He’s grooming them into sexual conversation. And after he does this, He’s looking for a BITER. And there’s always one. Somebody looking for attention.

He’ll hone in on her and she becomes his latest quest. These guys are predators indeed.

Since I received an asshole on my blog defending this guy, I’ll say more. This man needs man up and grow up. He’s an authority figure to these children.

No I do not know the story. I wasn’t there. And I’m certain that the person commenting wasn’t there either. I don’t care what race you are, a pervert is a pervert. And I’m no respector of persons. I’m not going to treat anyone better because they are black. I could care less.

Could I just automatically side with the adult? Yes I could. But history tells me that girls haven’t changed at all. And even if girls were making snide comments about him and looking at his crotch, and taking photos, HE’S THE ADULT. Why should the state pay him to sexually harass the kids? He wasn’t hired for that purpose. He was hired to teach. These girls are 13-14 years old. If it were your child what would you do? I have daughters and trust me, they are not innocent. And if they ever got flirtatious with a teacher, I’d hope that the teacher would stop them dead in their tracks. That’s what a REAL MAN DOES. He protects the virtue of a young girl and doesn’t want to exploit her.

If Kweku is innocent, TIME will tell. The school felt it reasonable to keep him away from the campus. Why? Truly its not because they believe him.

Women defend men like this and it’s sad to see because these chicks are delusional. We are in a culture where it’s ok to defend rapists. It’s ok to sweep bad behavior under the rug. Trump is to blame for that? No, but his candidacy has brought to light the injustices that women and young girls go through every day in school and the workplace.

We have to be better. I don’t care if a girl approached you naked in the shower, if you’re a GROWN man, get some self control you moron and follow the law. Is it worth being labeled a sex offender just to get that hit? THINK DUMMY.