Former NC teacher charged in child sex sting arrested again

Jason Scott Webb (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) – A former Gaston County high school teacher, one of 17 people arrested in a 2015 sting involving soliciting children for sexual activity, has been arrested again.

Jason Scott Webb, 47, was charged in May 2015 with soliciting a minor female and deliver marijuana. This week, he was charged with violating conditions of his parole by using social media and communicating threats against a Lincolnton Police detective.


Webb is a former English teacher at South Point High School. He taught at the school from 2010 until 2015. He was suspended with pay during the initial investigation and later resigned in August 2015.

After the new charges were filed Wednesday, the district confirmed that Webb was not an employee of the district.

Officials said in 2015 the 17 people arrested, including Webb, agreed to meet with undercover investigators who were posing as children. The investigation was conducted from February to May 2015.

Investigators said they received more than 1,000 responses from various social media outlets during the operation. Some offenders brought alcohol and controlled substances when they met with investigators.

No further information about Webb’s most recent charges has been released.

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