Updated:KISSIMMEE, Fla. —
Students and parents are shocked by the arrest Friday of a Kissimmee teacher and minister
who police say was sending naked pictures to a 16-year-old student.
Wayne Brown, 34, who is married with kids, said he loved the teenager, according to police.
Investigators said his wife tipped them off.
Investigators firmly believe
the teen is not the only one he's been having an inappropriate relationship with.
Brown is being held at the Osceola County Jail on $5,000 bond.
Students said the staff told them he was on vacation.
"Everybody didn't expect that from Mr.
Brown, especially not Mr. Brown," student Joshua Rivera said.
Parents and students Eyewitness News spoke with at Mavericks Charter High School in Kissimmee say they looked to Brown as a mentor and positive figure.
"He was friendly. He helped people out, he helped kids graduate," Rivera said.
It came as a great surprise to parents that Brown was arrested for allegedly
exchanging inappropriate texts and naked pictures with a 16-year-old girl at the school.
whom he told detectives he had deep feelings for.
shocked, because he's a nice, nice man," parent Helena Small said.
"The wife was the one who had mentioned to another worker that he was receiving explicit photos from
females, so that's what started the ball rolling," said Stacie Miller with the Kissimmee Police Department.
His wife did not want to talk to Channel 9 about the pictures.
Police are concerned there could be more victims, not just at the school, but also at Living Word Church, where
Brown is a minister.
Reports show he told police he took special interest in
the 16-year-old because she had issues at home, and he bought her expensive gifts.
Initially he didn't admit to sending and receiving the photos, but later came clean with detectives.
teen and Brown said it never got physical, according to investigators.
"You know this starts it, so I'm glad we were able to stop it before it got to that situation," Miller said.