Wake County Public Schools teacher arrested for 2008 sex crimes

A former Wake County Public Schools teacher has been arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes that took place in 2008.



Joshua Landon Jenkins, age 48, was arrested on Mar. 7 and charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

He turned himself in at the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Jenkins was issued a $50,000 secured bond which he posted and was released.

The initial investigation into Jenkins by Wake Forest Police started in July of 2021 after a victim came forward alleging Jenkins had abused him. The charges against him involve three of his former students.

The alleged abuse took place in 2008 on Heritage Middle School property. Jenkins had been a teacher there from 2006 to 2010.

Up until his arrest, Jenkins was teaching at Willow Springs Elementary School. Wake County Schools has confirmed that Jenkins is currently suspended with pay.

Jenkins was first hired in July of 2014. He is currently making $88,925.40 a year as the Willow Springs Elementary School’s School Library Media Coordinator, according to the district.

Wake County Public Schools has an anonymous tip line for anyone who has more information: 919-856-1911.

Jenkins has an active teaching license on file with the state:

License Number: 771178
License Type: Educator
License Status: Current
Expiration Date: 06/30/2025
Effective Date: 07/01/2020
License Area(s): Social Studies 6-9
English 9-12
Language Arts 6-9
Media Coordinator

Nearly identical statements were issued to parents by the principals of Willow Springs Elementary and Heritage Middle School.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips: APDillon@Protonmail.com
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