By Mike Rush
Lincoln County, MO (KSDK) - Christopher McCall, 33, is accused of abusing a 16-year-old boy inside his home in Winfield in Lincoln County.
McCall teaches art at Central Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.
According to the Lincoln County Prosecutor, the teenager confided in an adult at church.
Authorities became involved last week and say the boy told them the sexual abuse happened once a week for more than a year.
The superintendent says he found out about the investigation when McCall was questioned Wednesday.
McCall has taught in the district for 11 years
In a statement, a district spokesperson said, "We have no allegations of any students in our district being involved in this private matter against Mr. McCall."
She goes on to say, "The safety of our students is of greatest importance, and this charge has no connection to our students."
McCall is on paid administrative leave. He's in jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.