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Court documents detail disturbing allegations of tutor exposing himself to 10-year-old girl

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Court documents say the crime was caught on the school's surveillance system. Court documents say the crime was caught on the school's surveillance system.
PECULIAR, MO (KCTV) -

A 17-year-old faces sexual misconduct charges for allegedly exposing himself to a fourth-grade student. 

Joshua Thomas was charged this week in Cass County. 

He's part of Missouri's A+ Program where he's required to tutor and mentor another student for 50 years. 

According to court documents, Thomas is a tutor at Shull Elementary School in Peculiar, MO. Court documents say the crime was caught on the school's surveillance system. 

In the probable cause statement, the fourth grader said Thomas "was itchy, then pulled out his privates and showed me. He was holding it in his hand." 

School security cameras verify the girl's story. 

Police say Thomas told them he "just wanted to see if he could do it and get away with it." 

Fellow classmates were shocked by the news. 

"I'm kind of shocked by it cause he's not the kind of guy to be doing anything like that," said Andrew Hunter. "He's normally a good student who gets good grades." 

Student Camden Darby also was surprised by the news. 

"It's one of those things that everybody hears about is surprised about," Darby said. "Talk is really nobody knows why he did it to be honest." 

The school district declined to comment on camera, but they did release a statement indicating they are following all policies and procedures. 

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