St. Johns County teacher accused of sex crime involving child
A St. Johns County teacher is accused of using the internet to entice a 14-year-old child to engage in sexual activity.
Matthew Christopher Yates, 27, of Hastings, was an eighth-grade teacher at Veritas Classical School, a classical Christian school in St. Augustine that teaches kindergarten through 10th grade. He was arrested after an FBI agent posed as a 14-year-old girl online.
The agent responded Feb. 11 to a notice posted on social media by a user who went by the name “English teacher,” according to federal court documents. The supposed child told