AISD teacher arrested on child porn charges

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by JADE MINGUS / KVUE News and Photojournalist ERIN COKER

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Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 9 at 6:17 PM

AUSTIN -- An Austin Independent School District teacher faces charges for possession of child pornography.

Bradford Grant Case, 57, taught fourth grade at Barrington Elementary School in North Austin.

According to an arrest affidavit, Case had images of young boys in his possession, and some of the photos were of his own students. However, investigators said the AISD students were all clothed, and the photos of them were not explicit. According to an affidavit, Case said he took the photos of the AISD students without the children or their parents knowing.

 

"Think about it now, how many parents feel safe now with their kids here? I don't for sure," said Barrington Elementary parent Maria Ariza.

The affidavit states that an employee of a North Austin Walgreen's store told police that on April 15 the employee saw a CD of images that Case had dropped off. The CD was full of photos of young boys that the employee felt were inappropriate.

When police detectives asked Case about the photos, he agreed to let officers search his apartment. Police found several photographs of nude boys inside his home. Case admitted that he was emotionally attracted to young boys.

"We don't want parents to feel their kids are unsafe at school,' said AISD detective Sgt. Chris Evoy.

Parents at Barrington Elementary told KVUE News that the school sent home a letter on Monday to let parents know a teacher was involved in inappropriate behavior.

AISD says detectives will not question students individually about whether anything inappropriate happened with the teacher. Instead, they are relying on parents to talk with their children. Police will then follow up on any tips from parents. AISD will also provide counseling to any students who need it.

AISD put Case on administrative leave on April 20. He resigned the same day.

According to Travis County Jail records, the former teacher is in custody. A judge has set his bond at $50,000.

 

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