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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Decision on former Joplin teacher's bond set for Thursday
A U. S. attorney will present evidence during a Thursday hearing on why former Joplin South Middle School teacher Charles Dominic Gastel, 39, should remain behind bars while he awaits charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Documents filed in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri indicate the preliminary hearing and detention hearing will be held at 2 p.m. in the federal courthouse in Springfield.
Gastel will be represented by a federal public defender.
An affidavit outlining the allegations against Gastel can be found at this link.