SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A former Sioux Falls dance instructor is in jail accused of soliciting a minor for sex.

Kevin Thongvanh

Court documents say 30-year-old Kevin Thongvanh contacted a teenage girl who took dance lessons with him through Champion Legacy on Snapchat.

The documents say he requested explicit photos from her and sent explicit photos of himself.

He faces 10 counts of solicitation of a minor.

Thongvanh also worked in the Sioux Falls School District for a short time this year. The district shared the following statement with KELOLAND News.

The safety of students and staff is the top priority of the Sioux Falls School District. Employees must undergo a criminal background check prior to working in our schools. If, at any time, we become aware of criminal allegations, appropriate actions are taken.

Kevin Thongvahn served as an assistant dance coach at Roosevelt High School from August 17, 2023, to September 20, 2023. He is no longer employed due to a report of criminal activity outside the scope of his employment with the Sioux Falls School District.

Sioux Falls School District

We’ll have a deeper look at the case later tonight on KELOLAND News.