NIXA, Mo. — The Nixa Junior High assistant principal has been charged in federal court for sexual exploitation of a child for child pornography.
According to the Department of Justice, a Christian County sheriff’s deputy was contacted by a 13-year-old victim and his father in September 2020.
Police said the child had been texting with Colby Fronterhouse, 41, for about a week. Fronterhouse was pretending to be a 14-year-old girl and asked for “sexually explicit” photos, requested poses and had sexual conversations with the victim.
The affidavit said Fronterhouse was using a burner phone number with a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) account.
A search warrant was executed by officers for Fronterhouse’s home on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Officers found Fronterhouse’s cell phone and evidence linking his phone to the burner account and confirmed Fronterhouse had access to the victim’s cell phone number through school records.
According to a statement from Nixa Schools, Colby Fronterhouse was arrested Tuesday night.
“We take any inappropriate conduct extremely seriously, so when we found out about these allegations, the district immediately placed Mr. Fronterhouse on administrative leave and will continue to follow board policy and procedure when addressing this situation,” the statement says.
The district says it is working with authorities as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information regarding additional potential victims is asked to contact Homeland Security Investigations Task Force Officer Joseph Fletcher at (417) 572-2606.