Bond reduced for former Webb City teacher charged with statutory sodomy
JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — A judge today granted a bond reduction and house arrest for Nicholas A. Popejoy, 28, of Webb City. He’s charged with first degree statutory sodomy against a student.
On November 15th, 2019, Webb City Police were called about a report of sexual misconduct that happened earlier that day. After the report, they met with Webb City School administrators.
The school district says they were made aware of alleged “inappropriate contact between a Junior High teacher/coach and a student.”
After investigating, police arrested Popejoy, a former junior high teacher and coach, on November 22nd, 2019. The school district placed him on administrative leave.
Popejoy was with the school district for six years. The Webb City superintendent says he is now no longer an employee with the district.
This morning in court, a judge granted a bond reduction from a $100,000 to a $25,000 cash-only bond. The court also ordered Popejoy to have no contact with the victim, and he’s not allowed within 100 yards of the victim’s home, school or employer.
Popejoy is required to have an electric monitor after making bond and be on house arrest at his parent’s home in Arma.
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