Sunday School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

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    Steven Almond, 55, pleaded guilty to child porn.

    A Delaware County Sunday school teacher pleaded guilty on Monday to child pornography charges.

    Steven Almond, a former Deacon at Middletown Presbyterian church where he taught Sunday School and coached basketball, was arrested last year after detectives found dozens of child porn videos on his home computer.

    In June, 2013, police searched Almond's home on W. Forestview Road in Parkside and pulled out four computers, a hard drive, flash drives, multiple cell phones and nearly two dozen CD/ DVDs.

    Delco Sunday School Teacher Busted on Child Porn Charges

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    A Delaware County Sunday school teacher and basketball coach is arrested on dozens of counts of possessing child pornography. Steven Almond is held on $350,000 cash bail. NBC10's George Spencer talked to his neighbors. (Published Friday, Jun 21, 2013)

    Detectives say they found more than 50 videos believed to be child pornography, some of which showed children who appeared to be under the age of 5.

    According to investigators, Almond, 55, told police that he had files of teenage pornography on his computer although he said he never had any inappropriate contact with children. He also told detectives that he knew it was illegal to pay for child porn, but he didn't think it was illegal to download child porn since its free and in the public domain.

    Almond lived just steps away from Parkside Elementary School and was a coach in the "Upward Bound" basketball league.

    He is scheduled for sentencing on September 15.


     

     


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