Parents Sue McLoud District Over Alleged Abuse

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - The parents of 10 girls are suing an Oklahoma school district where a former elementary school teacher is charged with manufacturing child pornography.

The lawsuit was filed in Pottawatomie County District Court against the McLoud School District, which employed teacher Kimberly Crain. According to The Oklahoman, the civil suit claims that Crain used her position as a third-grade teacher to force young girls to pose for pornographic photos and videos.

The suit claims that the alleged abuse happened at McLoud Elementary School and that school equipment was used to videotape and photograph the girls. The parents are seeking damages in excess of $10,000.

Crain and former professor Gary Doby are in jail on $1 million bond each.

The school could not be reached for comment Monday or early Tuesday.