July 11, 2008

Educator Charged in Child Sex Case


A former Western Guilford High School teacher assistant and lacrosse coach faces a charge that he used a computer to solicit a child for sex.

David Brian Seus, 30, of 4508 Garden Club St., High Point, was arrested Tuesday by Guilford County sheriff's deputies. He was released Wednesday after posting a $5,000 bond, jail records show.

Seus did not return a phone message left late Thursday afternoon at his home.

Deputies allege that Seus initiated conversations of a sexual nature with an undercover deputy posing as a 13-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, according to the application for a search warrant. He described himself online as a special education teacher and lacrosse coach at Western Guilford, according to the application.

Deputies described three online conversations from June 26, Monday and Tuesday that included explicit questions and suggestions.

Seus then arranged to meet with the girl on Tuesday, sheriff's Detective C.L. Overcash said in the warrant application. Overcash also is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.

Deputies seized a laptop from Seus' home on Tuesday, according to the search warrant. Nothing else was taken.

Seus had been a teacher assistant at Western Guilford since November 2006, according to records with Guilford County Schools. He resigned Thursday, a district spokesman confirmed.

Contact Jennifer Fernandez at 373-7064 or [email protected] record.com

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