Former Teacher On Trial For Showing Porn To A Teen

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Daytona Beach, FL - The trial of a former youth supervisor and Mainland High School teacher from Ormond Beach begins tomorrow. 39-year-old Kern Cox is charged with showing obscene material to a minor and the use of a child in a sexual performance.

Cox was working at Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare’s Residential Adolescent Program when he committed the crimes.

Cox was working at Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare’s Residential Adolescent Program when he committed the crimes.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Cox showed a 16-year-old boy pornography, masturbated in front of him, and encouraged the boy to join in. Cox denied the allegations.

A search of Cox's cell phone revealed that multiple pornographic websites were accessed on the phone around the time the victim was in his office.

The charges against Cox are third-degree felonies. He could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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