Fruita teacher facing sexual exploitation charges resigns

FRUITA, Colo. - A Fruita junior high teacher accused of asking female students to send him topless photos has resigned.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/khuxuwb ) 58-year-old Randy Majors' resignation was effective Jan. 31. He had been on paid leave for the past three months.

Fruita police arrested Majors Dec. 31 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and attempted sexual exploitation of a child.

No phone number could be found for Majors. He was released on bail and is scheduled to return to court in March.

Police began investigating in November after a woman told police she found a Facebook message from Majors asking her 16-year-old daughter to send nude pictures.

An arrest warrant affidavit alleged Majors exchanged messages with eight girls, including a 17-year-old who sent a picture of herself wearing a tank top.