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Genband VP Arrested for Indecency with a Child

Don Sparks was booked into the Dallas County Jail after he allegedly fondled an 11-year-old.
By Danielle Abril |
Don Sparks (Photo provided by Dallas County Sheriff’s Department)

A photographer who was arrested almost two weeks ago for allegedly fondling an 11-year-old female model was a vice president at Frisco-based Genband.

Don Sparks served as the vice president of engineering for the company. On July 20, Frisco police took Sparks into custody and charged him with indecency with a child before he was booked into Dallas County Jail. He posted a $100,000 bond.

Genband declined to comment on whether he still works at the company. He is not listed as part of the management team on the company’s website, but his Linkedin profile says he’s still serving in his role at Genband. Aside from working at the Frisco company, Sparks also owned Don Sparks Photography and shot photos of high school games for Wakeland High School, Frisco High School, Centennial High School, Reedy High School—all of which are in Frisco.

Sparks, 53, allegedly began working with the victim’s mother in 2016 and began having an affair. Shortly thereafter, he began soliciting improper photos from her daughter, according to The Dallas Morning News. Sparks is accused of repeatedly requesting provocative photos from the victim, who then allegedly sent him partially nude photos via Snapchat, the News story said.

Editor’s note: This story originally included the phrase “began having an affair.” It was incorrect and unclear verbiage and was intended to refer to the relationship Sparks had with the victim’s mother. D CEO regrets the error. 

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