Teacher quits while awaiting next court date

Sexual exploitation of teen girls among felony charges he'll face

Randy Majors



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Randy Majors

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.



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Don’t let the door hit you in the behind, Mr. Majors.

Swell. Another “trial and conviction by media” in the Daily Sentinel.
Anybody besides me ever notice how in cases like the Jason Kemp and Lewis Pollard shootings, where police wrong doing appears to be a distinct possibility, the affidavits are somehow always magically “sealed” and the public is strategically kept in the dark, while in cases like this one and the recent Jensen case the affidavits are somehow magically not sealed, and the public is given all kinds of selected juicy details?
What with quotes such as, “Majors admitted he’d asked several girls for pictures of their ‘boobs,’ the affidavit said,” and “‘I drink too much, I’m in trouble,’ Majors wrote in a Facebook message to one girl in mid-November, according to the affidavit,” how can any reasonable person pretend that there is any remotely realistic shred of a presumption of innocence? The short answer: they can’t.
Meanwhile, back at the “Good Old Boy” ranch, when it looks like the shooter of Randy Cook may very likely be as politically well connected as it is possible to be in the Good Old Grand Valley, once again, the public isn’t allowed to know diddley squat.
So, since nobody in his or her right mind wants to let an “alleged” pervert off the hook for soliciting boob shots from underage girls, once again we, the local yokels — who the elites appear supremely confident are far too stupid to understand what’s going on — will be treated by the opinion “media” to the spectacle of yet another conviction by “karma” and popular demand instead of by due process of law. Kind of like the “bread and circuses” disseminated to please the mindless crowd in the Fall-of-the-Roman-Empire days, wouldn’t you say.
Idn’t dat just precious?
It’s not for nothing that it has so often been said that people tend to get the kind of government they deserve.

John—good soliloquy, but Majors resigned of his own accord.

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