JROTC Instructor at DMPS Charged with Sexual Exploitation by School Employee

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A JROTC instructor with the Des Moines Public School District has been jailed for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female student.

Robert Webb, 51, turned himself in at the Polk County Jail early Wednesday morning. He is charged with one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

The DMPS website lists Webb as an instructor for the Army JROTC program.

School district spokesperson Phil Roeder tells WHO 13, “Webb was placed on administrative leave earlier this month as the school district has been conducting our own investigation into allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a former student. DMPS has also been cooperating with authorities as they conduct their own criminal investigation.”

Roeder says Webb first began working for the district in July of 2015.

Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the victim was a female teen.

Webb is expected to make an appearance in jail court Wednesday morning.

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