- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) - A 41-year-old public school teacher in the Bronx has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Federal prosecutors say Jonathan Schweitzer was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Schweitzer is a science teacher at Belmont Preparatory High School and has been teaching since 2008.

Authorities say Schweitzer used a peer-to-peer file sharing network to share 10 unique video files known to contain child pornography. Authorities say a laptop recovered at the teacher’s home contained numerous files containing child pornography.

The Department of Education released a statement saying Schweitzer was immediately removed from the classroom and away from students.

Information on Schweitzer’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.



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