Former Elmira teacher charged with possessing child pornography

Former teacher at Elmira Christian Academy

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - A former teacher at the Elmira Christian Academy has pleaded guilty to receipt, attempted distribution, and four counts of possession of child pornography.

40-year-old Howard Edward Brooks was arrested in August, 2015, after a federal search warrant was executed at his home in Elmira.

During that search, FBI agents found several thumb drives containing photos and videos of children as young as toddlers being sexually assaulted.

Brooks attempted to flush the thumb drives down his toilet, but they were recovered with the help of the Chemung County Department of Public Works

Brooks faces up to 20 years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 8, 2018.


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