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Former Deer Creek teacher, coach pleads guilty to computer crimes

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A former Deer Creek teacher and assistant basketball coach was sentenced to prison Wednesday following his arrest in a child sex sting.

Jeramy Jacob Gregston, 45, pleaded guilty Feb. 6 to two counts of violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. The former Deer Creek High School employee was sentenced to five years in prison.

Gregston, of Edmond, was arrested in March 2018 in a sting operation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control.

An undercover agent posed as a 17 year old after learning Gregston was interested in having sex with an underage girl, according to a court affidavit. Gregston set up a “sex date” with the girl for $150, and the two agreed on a place to meet, the agent reported. Authorities arrested Gregston once he drove to the location of the date.

He was originally charged with soliciting sexual conduct with a minor and attempting to engage in child prostitution. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office amended his charge to two counts of violating the state computer crimes act.

The defendant agreed to continue behavioral counseling after his release from prison. He will not have to register as a sex offender.

Gregston permanently forfeited his teaching license in the agreement. He was working as a computer teacher and assistant boys’ basketball coach at the time of his arrest.

Deer Creek Assistant Superintendent Lenis DeRieux said the school district immediately placed Gregston on suspension with pay after his arrest. He resigned soon after, she said.

Nuria Martinez-Keel

Nuria Martinez-Keel joined The Oklahoman in 2019. She found a home at the newspaper while interning in summer 2016 and 2017. Nuria returned to The Oklahoman for a third time after working a year and a half at the Sedalia Democrat in Sedalia,... Read more ›

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