- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - Deputies have arrested a middle school teacher in Jefferson on 51 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Fortunato tells news outlets that authorities arrested 38-year-old Edward Crowell on Tuesday.

Officials say their investigation began after Crowell’s wife discovered a video that appeared to show child pornography on media storage cards.

According to an arrest report Crowell confessed to downloading and storing child pornography while serving as an attorney handling juvenile cases.

Jefferson Parish Public School system spokeswoman Beth Branley says Crowell has been a math and science teacher at Riverdale Middle School since August 2014. School officials are following the school board policy as it relates to Crowell’s employment.

Crowell’s attorney did not immediately return a request for comment.


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