Former Glen Burnie Elementary School Teacher Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

| January 6, 2011 | 2 Comments
PE Teacher Arrested for Child Pornography

GRegory Alan Christy, former PE teacher at Rippling Woods Elementary School arrested for child pornography.

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Still Employed, But Suspended With Pay.

A Physical Education teacher who taught at Rippling Woods Elementary School has been suspended upon his arrest for 11 counts of various child pornography charges. Gregory Alan Christy, 39, of 7074 Timberfield Place in the Curtis Bay section of Anne Arundel County was arrested yesterday and released on bail. The charges stem from a tip police received in April 2010 about images on his personal computer. The school placed him in an administrative role at that point (April), and finally acted to suspend him upon his arrest yesterday afternoon.

From the police report:

On April 5, 2010, at approximately 4:47 p.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to the 7000 block of Timberfield Place in Baltimore (Anne Arundel County) for a report of child pornography. Upon arrival, officers spoke with an adult subject, who reported finding child pornography on the suspect’s personal computer. A search warrant was executed at the residence and several computers were confiscated.

A forensic examination was conducted on the computers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The examination revealed numerous images of child pornography. At this time, no victims have been identified as having resided within Anne Arundel County. The suspect has been charged with possessing images of children previously identified as victims through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the cases have already been adjudicated.

On January 5, 2011, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, Gregory Alan Christy, 39, of 7074 Timberfield Place in Baltimore. (Anne Arundel County) The suspect was arrested without incident at his residence and charged with Distribution of Child Pornography (one count) and Possession of Child Pornography (10 counts)

Mr. Christy is an employee of the Anne Arundel County Public School System, who was immediately re-assigned to a position which does not involve contact with children when the allegations first surfaced. He was formerly a physical education teacher at Rippling Woods Elementary. Anyone with any additional information can contact the Criminal Investigations Division Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-3450.

The school district is sending a note home to parents this afternoon explaining the situation.

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