- The Washington Times - Friday, October 21, 2005

Federal agents have seized hundreds of pictures and other materials showing children engaging in sexually explicit acts from the home of a second-grade teacher at a school in Herndon, court documents show.

Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal agencies seized the materials from the home of Allan Douglas Winters of Vienna, Va. Mr. Winters, 35, teaches social studies and music at the Nysmith School in Herndon.

Officials were led to Mr. Winters after obtaining information from Regpay, a third-party billing company involved in the distribution of child pornography on the Internet.

Mr. Winters asked to speak with his mother when agents asked for permission to search his computer, then told investigators he needed to obtain a lawyer first.

ICE agents executed a federal search warrant at Mr. Winters’ home in June after he refused to let them search his computer. Agents found hundreds of saved pictures and dozens of saved movie files depicting minors engaging in sexual acts, the documents show.

Some of the boys in the material were as young as toddlers, agents said. Many of the recovered images showed children — mostly young males — identified in the ICE National Child Victim Identification Program database as child victims in other cases in the United States, Eastern Europe and Russia.

Mr. Winters has been charged in the Alexandria Division of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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