An elementary school teacher has been arrested in San Diego following allegations
of the abuse of a boy in his class. The 41-year-old was a first-grade
teacher at Wolf Canyon Elementary School in Chula Vista, California. This,
however, was not his first arrest involving sex crimes against a child.
Earlier that week, his home had been searched after his activities online
became suspicious. After authorities received tips from the National Center
for Missing and Exploited Children, they got a search warrant for his
home. Their investigation unearthed enough evidence to charge him with
child pornography possession and luring minors to expose themselves.
The investigation alleged that the teacher would go to a website called
MeetMe and pretend to be a girl. By doing this, he would lure minors to
take off their clothes. As he was waiting for his trial regarding these
charges, he was accused of even more crimes. The allegations are regarding
incidents that occurred a few years ago while he was teaching at a different
school. He is now being held on bail of $1.15 million. According to the
California Penal Code, child pornography is an offense taken so seriously
that it is charged either as a state or a federal crime.
The penalties for child pornography include fines, jail time, counseling,
and permanent registration as a sex offender. The suspect was also charged
with lewd acts with a child. This is defined as touching a child in an
inappropriate way for the individual's sexual gratification. Our team
at the Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC understands how serious
these cases can be. We also understand that not everyone who is accused
of a crime is guilty. If you have been falsely accused or know that you
have made a mistake, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Learn
how we could help fight for your rights.