A Grain Valley teacher has been charged with child molestation and sodomy.

Jackson County prosecutors have charged 33 year old Matthew J. Nelson with first degree child molestation and three felony counts of first degree statutory sodomy.

The parents of some Grain Valley students went to police earlier this month to say their sons had been touched inappropriately by Nelson.

Prosecutors have requested a $250,000 cash bond.

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