Kenneth Chu’s efforts to chat with female graduates via social media eventually exposed his inappropriate messages to students at his school.
As Fox 6 reports, the 26-year-old Chu was a teacher at Ronald Reagan High School in Milwaukee. After a former student contacted police to complain that Chu had created several social media accounts to follow female graduates, authorities discovered that Chu’s online activities didn’t stop there.
A 16-year-old student at the high school told authorities that Chu had been communicating with her via Snapchat since the summer of 2018. He reportedly told the teen that he was “crushing pretty hard” on her. In another message, he told her, “I’ve fallen for you.”
According to the criminal complaint, Chu sent the girl “video and images of his naked body approximately 40 times. This would occur on school nights and weekends.”
Chu allegedly pressured the teen to send him nude photos of herself and threatened to suspend her if she didn’t comply. According to WISN, Chu and the teen had an altercation in the school library when she declined to “sneak off with him and mess around.”
Chu repeatedly told the teen that he was in love with her and wanted a relationship with her. However, she wasn’t the only one he was messaging. Another student says Chu asked to see her bedroom and what she wore to bed. She cut off communication with him after he got jealous of her with another boy.
A third student told police that Chu would send comments about her looks and clothes. The complaint states that Chu asked the third teen “if she was a spontaneous person and if she wanted to go on a trip to Chicago with him.”
Chu has been arrested and faces three charges of exposing a child to harmful material as well as a charge of causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity. Authorities believe there are still other students who were victim to Chu’s inappropriate messages.