2 R-S Central teachers, teen arrested in Rutherford Co.

William "Travis" Toms (L), Rebecca Toms (R)

Rutherford Co., N.C. (WSPA) – Two R-S Central High School teachers and a 16-year-old have been arrested in connection to a photograph of minor that started a sexual exploitation investigation.

William “Travis” Toms, 44 and his wife Rebecca Toms, 33 were arrested and charged late Friday afternoon, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

Travis Toms has been charged with two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and common law obstruction of justice. Rebecca Toms has a charge of common law obstruction of justice. They are both out on a combined bond of $115,000 at this time.

A 16-year-old has also been charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office began a criminal investigation on February 7th.

School administrators previously said that both teachers were placed on paid administrative leave. We have not received an update on their status with the school district after the recent arrest.

We will update the story when more information about the crimes becomes available.

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