Child Porn Discovered On A Florida Middle School Teacher’s Phone: Know More Here

Authorities in Florida recently detained a former middle school teacher after it was claimed that they discovered child pornography on his mobile.

According to paperwork acquired by FOX 35 Orlando, Ryan Hamil, 22, was charged with possessing items showing a child’s sexual activity. He was incarcerated after posting a $2,000 bond.

Hamil was fired in late August from his position as a teacher at Winter Garden’s Water Spring Middle School. The district acted quickly and informed parents in a letter on August 25 after becoming aware of the claims.

Child Porn Discovered On A Florida Middle School Teacher's Phone: Know More Here

“Although I cannot discuss employee matters, please be assured I take all allegations very seriously and we will work closely with investigators,” a letter from the principal read. “Law enforcement may reach out to families in order to obtain statements from students.”

Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection questioned Hamil after his July cruise, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He allegedly admitted to buying child sex abuse materials on the dark web and admitting to photographing kids while on the cruise. The arrest warrant states that the photographs he took “focused on the children’s genitals.”

In addition to photographing kids while on the cruise, Hamil reportedly acknowledged capturing “similar” images at the YMCA in Winter Garden, where he had a part-time job. In response to the accusations, the YMCA also let Hamil go.

“The individual in question no longer works for the Y and is restricted from all access to Y programs and locations. We will cooperate fully with authorities during their investigation,” the YMCA said in a statement obtained by FOX 35.

Hamil admitted to police during his arrest in August that he had not taken any photos of Water Spring Middle School children. Detectives discovered two pornographic images of a preteen on the man’s phone after he turned it over.

“The child mentioned above is obviously under the age of eighteen based upon her child-sized arms and legs and her child-like facial features,” the arrest warrant read.

The case is being carefully investigated by the authorities. There are currently no additional details available.

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