Polk teacher arrested, charged with possessing child porn - FOX 13 News

Polk teacher arrested, charged with possessing child porn

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BARTOW (FOX 13) -

A Polk County teacher was arrested Thursday and charged with possessing child pornography, the sheriff's office said.

Lawrence Douglas Hughes was a teacher at Union Academy Magnet School in Bartow.

Investigators say they found images of child porn on two school computers assigned to Hughes.

He is charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a student was using one of Hughes' computers when he saw a warning pop up that said "you have been viewing or distributing child pornography."

When detectives examined the computers, they say they found photos of nude prepubescent and pubescent boys between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. They say they also found images of children engaged in sexual acts with adults and images of nude boys engaged in sexual acts with each other.

At least 20 of the images were determined to be child pornography; Hughes is charged with 20 counts of possessing child pornography.

Detectives ask that students or parents who have any knowledge of any inappropriate contact that Lawrence Douglas Hughes may have had with children to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200.

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