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Child Porn Sting Gets Middle School Teacher Arrested

Middle School Teacher Child Porn

Covina, CA — A child porn sting in California got a popular middle school teacher arrested. The teacher, John David Boyle, was arrested after he met with an undercover agent under the guise of watching child pornography together.

Boyle, 49, allegedly spoke with the agent online, who he believed shared a sexual interest in young boys with him, according to Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for a US Attorney in California.

Mrozek added that the middle school teacher set up an in-person meeting with the undercover agent in his classroom last weekend. He added that Boyle believed “the purpose of the meeting was to engage in sexual activity while watching child pornography together.”

But the meeting did not go as the teacher planned. The undercover agent met Boyle in his classroom, where he offered the teacher child pornography. When Boyle took possession of the material, other agents entered the room to confront of him.

While Boyle was not initially arrested, he gave investigators permission to take over several social media and email accounts, including one that was allegedly used to distribute child pornography. Boyle’s Skype account also apparently had evidence that the teacher had sexual contact with minors.

Authorities arrested the Royal Oak Middle School teacher on Tuesday. Mike Henricks, Superintendent of the Charter Oak School District, stated on Friday, “Fortunately so far we have had no indication to believe that any of our students have been victimized.”

A US attorney’s office on Friday stated that videos depicting child pornography were found on the suspect’s computer. Boyle was arrested by special agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. If he is convicted, the middle school teacher could face a sentence of between five and 20 years in a federal prison.

The arrest of the teacher for child pornography was likely a shock to the student population. Boyle was a football coach at the school and also taught English. He was popular with students and was chosen to be the commencement speaker for the school’s graduation this year.

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