James Stevens, Sanford, Florida (arrested Sept 2013) [child porn]

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    James Stevens (Debary, Florida), 66, math teacher at Sanford Middle School, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, Florida, "arrested ... on child pornography charges"

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    James E Stevens​
    84 Dogwood Trl​
    Debary, FL 32713-2400​
    386-668-9968​

    WESH: Sanford teacher faces child porn charges: FDLE cyber crimes agents take teacher into custody (Sept 30 2013)

    Stevens faces 20 counts of child porn possession. He was quiet as agents led him to the Volusia County Branch Jail. "He has made some admissions. At this point here , he is cooperating and we're still conducting the investigation," FDLE agent Tony Rodriguez said. Officials said they found several images and videos on Stevens' computer. The pornography allegedly features girls ages 8 to 11.

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    WFTV: Sanford Middle School teacher arrested on child porn charges (Sept 30 2013)

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents said they went to James Stevens' home Monday morning after their cybercrimes unit identified the seventh-grade teacher as someone involved in trading child pornography. Authorities said Stevens had an image in his cellphone of a young girl's legs. Agents confiscated computers and the cellphone from his home. "The image appears to be of a young female sitting at her desk, and basically it shows her legs, her leg area. We do not know when or where that photograph was actually taken," said FDLE Special Agent Tony Rodriguez.

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    Investigators said Stevens runs a math camp called "Stevens Camp" during the summer.

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    At least one person in his neighborhood said she wasn't surprised at all. "It was literally immediately, as soon as she said middle school math teacher, I knew exactly," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. She said she had a run-in with Stevens eight years ago. "About 11:30 in (the) evening I had a neighbor call me and tell me that there was a gentleman in my back yard," the neighbor said. "He was just watching through the back yard, the sliding glass door." The mother of two was concerned for herself and her two small daughters so she called 911, but was upset with the deputy when he didn't fill out an incident report. "He just took his picture and identification for future reference if anything should ever happen," the neighbor said.

    She said she wants to know what happened to that picture and said she even talked to an investigator with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Monday. "The fact that there was no incident report that kind of bothers me a little bit. Had there been an incident report, maybe they couldn't arrest him but at least it shows a history with the guy," she said.

    Right around the time this woman said Stevens was looking through her window, he was also picked up for criminal mischief in another neighborhood but it was downgraded to trespassing.
     
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    Click Orlando: Sanford Middle School teacher arrested on child pornography charges: 66-year-old charged with 8 counts of child pornography (Sept 30 2013)

    A Sanford Middle School teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges on Monday, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ... [James] Stevens was arrested at his DeBary home on eight counts of child pornography. The arrest was made as part of the FDLE Cyber Taskforce. FDLE says they have been investigating Stevens for several days and found that he had been looking at pictures of children ages 8-9 years old.
     
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    Orlando Sentinel: Sanford middle school teacher arrested on child porn charges (Sept 30 2013)

    Sanford Middle School math teacher James Stevens, 66, was arrested on eight counts of possession of child pornography, FDLE Special Agent Supervisor Tony Rodriguez confirmed. Rodriguez said authorities suspect Stevens, who teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grades, "in the downloading and viewing and possible production of [child pornography] images."
     
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    My Fox Orlando: Middle school teacher arrested for child porn (Sept 30 2013)

    A Seminole County Middle school teacher has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Sanford Middle School teacher, James Stevens was arrested at his home in Volusia County Monday morning. The arrest of the 66-year-old was made by the Volusia County Sheriff's office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). They charged Stevens with multiple charges of child pornography, which was found on his computer and cell phone.
     
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    Something tells me this case is going to be tossed if he has a decent attorney. "Young girls in lingerie" does not constitute illegal pornography. Tasteless & sick for a 66-year-old male, likely, but hunches don't create valid probable cause for search warrants.

    Daytona Beach News Journal: Teacher from DeBary arrested on child porn possession charges (Sept 30 2013)

    James Stevens, 66, was picked up at his house on Dogwood Trail at 8 a.m. Monday, said special agent Tony Rodriguez of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Rodriguez, who oversees the agency’s Cyber High Tech Crimes Task Force, said investigators learned that Stevens — who teaches at Sanford Middle School — had been downloading child pornography onto his computer and cellphone. “There were images of young girls in lingerie and our agents decided to take it a step further,” Rodriguez said. When agents investigated Stevens further, suspecting that he likely had images that were a lot more graphic, their suspicions were confirmed, Rodriguez said.
     
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    Seminole Chronicle: Seminole County teacher arrested, suspended from duties: James Stevens charged with 8 counts of child porn possession (Sept 30 2013)

    Monday morning, Volusia County sheriff deputies along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested and charged James Stevens, a Sanford Middle School teacher, after authorities say they found child pornography on his computer. The material was discovered by FDLE’s Cyber Crimes Unit. The DeBary resident has been charged with eight counts of child porn possession. However, an investigation is still ongoing.