Massachusetts high school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

Massachusetts high school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

A Massachusetts high school teacher was arrested Thursday amid child pornography charges. Officers found about 40 images of child pornography on the laptop, including images of minors under 12 years old

Massachusetts high school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

FBI agents and Mansfield police searched the home of Thomas Davis, 41, a Foxborough High School teacher who resides in Mansfield, after Davis admitted to authorities that they could find child pornography on his computer.

Davis also provided agents with passwords to access his devices, including his phone.

Agents found about 40 images of child pornography on the laptop, including images of children under the age of 12, according to a Department of Justice press release.

Davis denied touching a child in a sexually inappropriate manner, but an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit that he saw a video on Davis’ phone showing the teacher having sex with a young boy.

“Davis stated that the young man in the video was 18 years old and that they had met on a particular dating and social networking app,” the FBI agent wrote . “Davis provided what he believed to be the young man’s first name and what he believed to be the city where the young man lived.”

“The investigation into the young man’s identity continues,” the agent added.

Davis faces charges of possession of child pornography and receiving child pornography over the Internet.

After an initial court appearance on Thursday, Davis was detained pending probable cause and a detention hearing scheduled for Sept. 1.

If convicted, Davis faces up to 20 years in prison for each count, as well as fines of up to $250,000 for each count.

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