By Greg Hanlon
Updated June 28, 2016 02:00 PM
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A California high school chemistry teacher was arraigned on child pornography charges for allegedly tricking male students from local high schools into sending him explicit photos and videos by pretending to be a girl while using photographs of an adult pornography star, PEOPLE confirms.

Douglas Le, 25, allegedly presented himself as “Rae Pelletier” and perpetrated the scheme over a period of year and a half, ensnaring at least nine alleged victims.

Le, a San Jose resident, is charged with possession of matter depicting a minor engaging or simulating sexual conduct, annoying or molesting a child, 9 counts of sending harmful matter to a minor, and 9 counts of communicating with a minor with the intent to commit specified crime. He faces at

“This is a deeply-troubling example of why young people should be extremely wary of strangers that they decide to communicate with online,” said prosecutor Jaron Shipp of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office in a news release. . “Not everybody has bad intentions. Some absolutely do.” a year-and-a-half, arged with According to the release, the alleged “catfishing” scam snared at least nine victims.