Assistant School Principal Accused of Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Nate Piturachsatit
Nate Piturachsatit

Law Enforcement Officers in Coulee Dam, Washington arrested thirty-seven year old Assistant-Principal Nate Piturachsatit on two counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

The case stems from an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Mr. Piturachsatit is accused of soliciting and sending sexually explicit pictures to of 14-year-old girl residing in Wisconsin. Court documents allege that Mr. Piturachsatit conveyed these images via Instagram using his cell phone. Fortunately, no other minors are presently suspected as being victims.

 

Though Mr. Piturachsatit is a well respected and liked member of the community as well as among his peers and students in the school district, news of the arrest came both as a shock to parents and the community at large.

law enforcement officials became aware of the crime alleged as a result of a telephone call on January 8 by the mother of a 14-year-old daughter. She had received a “suspicious” package containing a shirt that reportedly was from the store Pink and had a sender named “Nate with a Spokane address. The Piturachsatit formerly resided in that city.

Police began interviewing the girl and she reportedly told police she began conversations with a man who sent her the package in November by Instagram. The girl informs Mr. Piturachsatit of being fourteen years of age. The person sending the package stated that he was 19.

As her correspondence continued, over a period of two weeks, the messages took on a sexual mood. Piturachsatit reportedly began sending to the alleged child victim sexually explicit pictures of himself.

Police requested to inspect the victim’s cell phone and they reportedly found that the sender requested she send naked pictures of herself, and in fact pressured her into delaying homework or going to bed to do so.

Piturachsatit was then interviewed by law enforcement, according to reports he admitted to sending the child victim pictures and videos of himself naked and masturbating. He also admitted to receiving naked photographs of the child victim.

Law enforcement officers arrived at an elementary school in Coulee dam during school hours and arrested Mr. Piturachsatit. Officials placed him under arrest and reportedly did not disturb classes or garner the attention of students.

He was cooperative with law enforcement officers, and was booked into the Okanogan County jail. During a bail hearing, Okanogan County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Branden Platted requested that bond be set at $250,000, but a judge instead increased this to $500,000. The reason for the increase in bail followed the discovery that Piturachsatit was planning to travel to Thailand later that afternoon for a “job interview”. He had planned moving his family out of the country previously. The court weighed this information as being evidence of a possible flight risk by Mr. Piturachsatit. As of the publication time of this article is still incarcerated.

By Darren Smith

Source: The Wenatchee World

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9 thoughts on “Assistant School Principal Accused of Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

  1. JT and the ratpack here who work for him censor out and delete comments and thence commentors who disagree with JT. Bye bye Miss American Pie.

  2. Such pigs ought to do crime and punished. He was a third party entrusted with kids. And a pig. To rot in our hell prisons. The problem is alabamas new proposed law…basically if your a dad of a less than six year old…..what was a mister meanor is now life in prison. P e r a gun. Owner. So aggrivated.

  3. The guy will not do well in prison. Perhaps this should be looked at as with drugs. Instead of locking up people with weaknesses society should be offering them access to mental health treatment earlier. Somewhere in this guy’s brain, as with the brains of other sexual offenders, wires are crossed and they need help. Nothing says pervert more than an afraid little man hiding out with his stack of photos with sparks a flying from loose wires.

  4. Issac: How come any of you, or me for that matter, come on to this blog? I do notice that some of the commentors have gone away. Is Turley up for some job when the Republicans win the Presidency? And he wants a “clean slate”.

  5. LinnChainey

    I enjoy ranting and raving and generally ‘spressing myself. Whether it is my age and routine in this the latter part of my life or the general lack of interest shown by almost everyone I meet, there does not seem to be any forums for discussing ‘stuff’. When I was growing up in the sixties and seventies, there was always a good argument to be had. Now, no one gives a sh*t or is too far into their own cult to partake.

    I am disappointed when my comments are deleted and/or simply do not appear; especially in light of some of the more obtuse expressions that do surface. However if one is not heard, one tends to go somewhere else. Being thick skinned, it may take a while for Turley and his minions to make me leave. If the reason is a techno problem then my apologies. Thanks Darren for letting me play.

  6. Jischinger,

    He’s an american citizen. his mother is white. Easier said than done. Dude is a creep though, he used to be my teacher. He used to text girls all the time from my school. He’d tell them they were his “woman crush wednesday” or send them shirtless pictures. When this broke out, people started coming forward about stuff, but the school staff is sweeping it under the rug! Our school is so corrupt, it’s disgusting.

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