A Wanette math teacher who resigned Wednesday amid an investigation into complaints involving communications and text messages with a student has been arrested, deputies said.

A Wanette math teacher who resigned Wednesday amid an investigation into complaints involving communications and text messages with a student has been arrested, deputies said.

Charles C. Dawson, 43, was arrested on complaints of soliciting or aiding a minor to perform child pornography and possession of obscene material/child pornography, a probable cause affidavit reads. He remained jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center late Thursday night.

Formal charges have not been filed.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said his office launched an investigation when a 16-year-old student reported incidents involving text messages with her teacher.

According to the paperwork, the student told deputies that through instant text messages on a social media application called KIK, Dawson, her teacher, asked her to send him nude pictures of herself.

The affidavit shows the teen used a cell phone provided by Dawson to take pictures of herself while at her home.

The teen, who indicated Dawson made the request twice, told authorities she sent two nude pictures because she was afraid the teacher would fail her in class if she didn’t.

As part of the ongoing investigation into those allegations, deputies interviewed Dawson Wednesday at the school in Wanette.

The warrant shows Dawson allegedly admitted that he asked the teen for the nude pictures and that he looked at them on his phone before deleting them.

The document also shows he allegedly received three nude photos from another 15-year-old student that he looked at but didn’t request.

Dawson told investigators that he had been messaging both students on his personal cell phone through the KIK app, the paperwork shows.

“Charles Dawson admitted that he knew these actions were wrong but did not report the incidents to anyone or any authorities,” the investigator’s affidavit reads.

This investigation was conducted by Deputy Scott Hawkins with Investigator Ken VanDuser conducting the interview with Dawson.

VanDuser, who said Dawson taught 6th through 11th grade math classes at Wanette, also confirmed late Thursday that Dawson formally resigned his teaching position.

VanDuser said they are still conducting interviews in this case, so any other students who may have had communications with the teacher are asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

Once the investigation is completed, all case reports will be turned over to the district attorney’s office for consideration of any formal charges being filed.