Substitute teacher and track coach, 20, arrested after he ‘filmed students having sex’


Substitute teacher and track coach, 20, who worked at two high schools is arrested after he ‘hosted a party at his home and filmed students having sex then shared it on social media’

  • A substitute teacher was arrested for child sex abuse and child pornography
  • Peyton Harris, 20, worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School 
  • He ‘hosted a party and filmed students having sex and shared it on social media’ 
  • Newport High School has denied the 20-year-old was an employee there 

A substitute teacher and track coach who worked at two high schools has been arrested after he ‘hosted a party at his home and filmed students having sex then shared it on social media’.

Peyton Harris, 20, worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School in Pennsylvania, and served as the assistant manager for the track team at Juniata High School during the 2021-2022 school year, the state’s Attorney General said.

He reportedly worked at Substitute Teaching Services (STS). 

Harris was charged with child sex abuse and child pornography as well as invasion of privacy, corruption of minors, furnishing alcohol to a minor, and carrying a false identification card. 
Peyton Harris, 20, (pictured) worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School in Pennsylvania, and served as the assistant manager for the track team at Juniata High School during the 2021-2022 school year, the state's Attorney General said

Peyton Harris, 20, (pictured) worked at Juniata High School and Newport High School in Pennsylvania, and served as the assistant manager for the track team at Juniata High School during the 2021-2022 school year, the state’s Attorney General said

Juniata High School declined to comment, while Newport High School said ‘he was not a substitute teacher here’. It is unclear from the criminal complaint document if he taught at the school.

MailOnline has contacted STS for comment.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said: ‘Mr. Harris was trusted to take care of and empower minors, and instead he exploited them.

Pictured: Juniata High School, Pennsylvania, where Harris worked, according to the Attorney General

Pictured: Juniata High School, Pennsylvania, where Harris worked, according to the Attorney General

‘These charges are very disturbing. My office has a zero tolerance policy for abuse of children, and will prosecute the defendant to the fullest extent of the law.’

Harris hosted a party at his home where he gave alcohol to minors that he had bought using a fake ID card.

Police said during the party, Harris secretly took photographs and videos of minors who were having sex and shared them with other people on social media.

Deputy Attorney General Kristyne Crist will be prosecuting the case.  

The AG’s office said: ‘Due to his regular contact with minors through his employment, any individual with any information regarding this case or any other incidents related to Harris are encouraged to contact Trooper Micheal Short, Pennsylvania State Police — Lewistown, at 717-320-1010.’

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