Education

This WEEK in American public school teachers busted for child porn

man looking at computer in the dark. Photo: Getty Images/Jon Schulte man looking at computer in the dark. Photo: Getty Images/Jon Schulte  

The national epidemic of teacher-student sex romps — at least those reported in the news — has slowed down a bit now that it’s July. (RELATED: This year’s hottest teachers who allegedly got busy with their students)

However, creepy, sicko teachers who like to spend their time looking at child porn have more than taken up the slack. Here, for example, are six teachers who were in the news in the last week for their alleged predilections for child pornography.

 

David Valesano. Photo: Tampa Bay Times

David Valesano Jr., a math teacher at Newsome High School on the outskirts of Tampa, was arrested on July 18 for possession of child pornography, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Police say they discovered explicit images on the teacher’s computers of children ranging from approximately 8 to 13 years old. Valesano, 50, is married; his wife is also a teacher. A neighbor described the family as very religious. The Hillsborough County School Board has suspended Valesano without pay.

 

Bradford Grant Case.: Photo: Austin American-Statesman

Former elementary school teacher Bradford Grant Case was placed on eight years of community supervision last week in the most recent step of his judicial odyssey. He also gave up his teacher’s license and must register as a sex offender, reports the Austin American-Statesman. Case, 58, pled guilty to possession of child pornography in May. The Barrington Elementary teacher landed in hot water after an employee at a Walgreens pharmacy found “inappropriate” images of boys among Case’s photos. A subsequent search of his computer produced sexually explicit photos of young boys.

 

Max Estes. Photo: The Herald-News

Max Estes, a high school business teacher and wrestling coach in the Chicago suburbs, was arrested after police allegedly found a stash of child porn on his computer, reports The Herald-News. At the end of last week, he resigned from his teaching position at Plainfield North High School, adds the Chicago Tribune. An in-depth search of his laptop turned up many videos and photos of children younger than 13 engaged in sexual activity.