Teacher quits while awaiting next court date
Sexual exploitation of teen girls among felony charges he'll face
A Fruita 8/9 teacher facing multiple felony charges for allegedly soliciting topless photos from underage girls resigned his post effective Jan. 31, nearly three months after he was placed on paid leave amid a police investigation.
School District 51 spokeswoman Christy McGee confirmed Monday that 58-year-old Randy Majors was paid $13,873 from the point he was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 4 to when he resigned Jan. 31 in a letter given to the human resources department of School District 51.
Majors had taught in Mesa County schools for 19 years and was earning $56,740 annually when he went on paid leave.
He was arrested Dec. 31 on a Fruita Police Department warrant listing three counts of sexual exploitation of a child and five counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child.
Majors became the focus of a police investigation Nov. 1 when the mother of a 16-year-old girl reported her daughter had received inappropriate Facebook messages. An arrest warrant affidavit identifies at least four girls, ranging in age from 15 to 17, who exchanged messages with Majors over several months.
Majors admitted he’d asked several girls for pictures of their “boobs,” the affidavit said.
The affidavit describes one 17-year-old girl actually sending Majors a photo at his request. The affidavit also alleges Majors continued to solicit topless photos several days after Fruita police had seized his laptop computer on Nov. 2, when he first became aware of the police investigation.
Police alleged Majors was grooming several girls, complimenting them in numerous ways while repeatedly referring to a “circle of trust.”
“I drink too much, I’m in trouble,” Majors wrote in a Facebook message to one girl in mid-November, according to the affidavit.
He’s free on bond and his case is expected back in court in March.