Aaron Ellison, a teacher at H.Y. Livesay Middle School in Claiborne County, has been arrested on charges involving a 13 year old student, The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case where the teacher and student had been exchanging explicit pictures.

According to the warrant between August and November Ellison is charged with receiving five images of a sexual nature with the female student. Ellison is also charged with sending eleven sexually explicit images of himself to the girl. According to the report Ellison claimed he was sexually aroused while viewing the images of the student.

Ellison was arrested on 16 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of solicitation of a minor to observe sexual conduct. He is suspended without pay by the Claiborne County School System. Ellison is currently free on a $100,000 bond.