Challand teacher allegedly admits using school computer to solicit sex with minor
BY JIM BUTTS
MORRISON - A Sterling school district teacher and wrestling coach admitted using a school computer to repeatedly try to solicit sex over the Internet with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl and her 11-year-old friend, investigators testified Friday.
Charles Christopher, 28, of 1102 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls, a P.E. teacher at Challand Middle School for five years, faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted of two charges of indecent solicitation of a minor. He posted $10,000 of his $100,000 bail and was released from Whiteside County jail Friday -the eve of what was to be his wedding day.
The "girls" were an undercover police detective from Burlington, Iowa, who was conducting a child predato