Tutor charged for sending pictures to minor student

Joseph Alexander Floyd (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Joseph Alexander Floyd (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A former school employee is facing charges after accusations arose that he was in a relationship with a minor student.

The police report states authorities were called to the Early College High School on Thursday, May 2 by the school's principal.

The principal told police she was approached by two people, informing her that 21-year-old Joseph Alexander Floyd was in a relationship with a student and had sent the minor inappropriate pictures "via an electronic device."

After further investigation, Mr. Floyd was arrested and charged with two counts of disseminating harmful material or exhibiting harmful performances to minors. He is also charged with the sexual exploitation of a minor. His bond was set at $10,000.

The Early College High School is on the HGTC main campus in Conway but is part of the Horry County School system.

Horry County Schools spokeswoman Teal Britton says Floyd was employed as an academic coach and tutor for Early College High School students. Britton insists these coaches are paid and go through the same hiring process - with background checks and orientations - as all other school district employees.

Floyd is no longer allowed to tutor students, Britton adds, and that decision was effective the moment this police report was filed.

"Mr. Floyd has been issued a "no trespassing" order by the CCU Dept. of Public Safety, so he is banned from campus until this case is resolved through the legal system," says Mary Eaddy, spokeswoman for Horry Georgetown Technical College.

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