Jon Cruz, Bronx, New York City, New York (arrested Mar 2015) [child porn]

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    Jon Cruz, 32, social studies teacher & debate coach at the Bronx High School of Science, New York City Department of Education, Bronx, New York City, New York, "federal charges, accused of producing child pornography"

    Bronx high school teacher accused of producing child pornography

    Jon Cruz remains behind bars on one million dollars bond. He's accused of sending several thousand dollars to teenage boys across the country in exchange for suggestive and nude pics, and these disturbing allegations still have many reeling ... he admitted to asking minors across the country for pornographic photos. A tip from a concerned parent more than 2,000 miles away in New Mexico is what first lead the FBI to Cruz back in December.


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    Award-Winning Bronx High School of Science Teacher Arrested by FBI on Child Porn Charges

    Federal prosecutors allege Cruz used the chat app KIK to contact boys both in New York and out of state beginning last July, asking them at first to send him photos of their face and feet, as well as a "thumbs-up selfies," in exchange for hundreds of dollars in gift cards. Cruz allegedly posed as a 15-year-old or 16-year-old boy who made money building robotics, and he told one of the victims he was a nerd "who had a thing for jocks."

    Eventually, Cruz was able to convince one victim in New Mexico to send nude photographs of himself for a $500 gift card. That boy's parents found the gift receipts on their home computer when the boy accidentally left his email open, and they confronted him, prosecutors said. The boy said he'd gotten $1,600 in gift cards from Cruz, and his parents contacted police.

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    Teacher at Bronx High School of Science arrested on producing child porn: feds

    Jon Cruz, 32, tricked his victims by posing as a teen, using Facebook photos of one of his former debate students, a federal criminal complaint said. The FBI found 40 nude pictures of underage boys on Cruz’s home computer when they searched his E. 9th Street apartment Friday morning, the criminal complaint said. The feds said they’d been investigating a person who’d been paying underage kids to send him “nude and lascivious photographs” over the internet since December, when one of the victims’ parents found the teen had been getting paid large amounts of money from a stranger.

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    Jon Cruz, Bronx Teacher: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    1. Feds Say He Used the Picture of a Student as an Alias
    2. He Works With the School’s Gay-Straight Alliance
    3. Feds Say He Paid Up to $1,600 for Pics of a 15-Year-Old Boy’s Feet
    4. Cruz Once Said ‘My Students Aren’t Just My Students…They’re Real People’
    5. He Weighed in a Political Debate for the New York Daily News

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    Bronx teacher arrested on child porn charges

    A Bronx teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges. Jon Cruz, a social studies teacher at the Bronx High School of Science, was arrested at his home Friday. According to court documents, Cruz admitted to investigators that he sent hundreds of dollars in gift cards to a number of victims he knew were minors in exchange for sexually explicit pictures. They say he masked his...


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    Bronx H.S. teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    Jon Cruz was held Friday on $1 million bail after an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court. His lawyer did not immediately return a message for comment ... A criminal complaint said Cruz engaged in chats with boys in New Mexico and New York state from July to December. It said Cruz paid a 15-year-old boy over $500 to take sexual explicit pictures of himself and send them to Cruz.


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    Bronx H.S. teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx high school teacher has been arrested on child porn charges after authorities accused him of sending several thousand dollars to teenage boys for photographs of them. Jon Cruz was held Friday on $1 million bail after an initial ...


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    Bronx H.S. teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx high school teacher has been arrested on child porn charges after authorities accused him of sending several thousand dollars to teenage boys for photographs of them. Jon Cruz was held Friday on $1 million bail after an initial ...


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    Bronx H.S. teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    NEW YORK (AP) - A Bronx high school teacher has been arrested on child porn charges after authorities accused him of sending several thousand dollars to teenage boys for photographs of them. Jon Cruz was held Friday on $1 million bail after an initial ...


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    Bronx H.S. teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    NEW YORK - (AP) -- A Bronx high school teacher has been arrested on child porn charges after authorities accused him of sending several thousand dollars to teenage boys for photographs of them. Jon Cruz was held Friday on $1 million bail after an initial ...


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    Bronx high school teacher arrested on child porn charges

    NEW YORK (AP) - A Bronx high school teacher was arrested on child porn charges Friday after authorities accused him of using a school computer and a photograph of a former student as he enticed teenage boys to send him photographs, sometimes nude, in ...


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    Award-winning Bronx teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx high school teacher has been arrested on child porn charges after authorities accused him of sending several thousand dollars to teenage boys for photographs of them. Jon Cruz was held Friday on $1 million bail after an initial ...


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    Bronx H.S. teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

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    Bronx high school teacher arrested on child porn charges

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    High school teacher arrested on child porn charges

    NEW YORK (AP) >> A Bronx high school teacher was arrested on child porn charges Friday after authorities accused him of using a school computer and a photograph of a former student as he enticed teenage boys to send him photographs, sometimes nude, in ...


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    Bronx Teacher Faces Child Pornography Charges

    According to a criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, between August 2014 and February, the teacher, Jon Cruz, paid three boys — two 15-year-olds in New Mexico and one 14-year-old in upstate New York — to send him photographs of themselves. He paid one of the boys in New Mexico over $500 in gift cards to send him nude photographs that showed him posing with an erection in front of a mirror, the complaint says. In the other photographs, the boys were clothed and showed off parts of their bodies.

    Mr. Cruz, 32, chatted with the boys using the messaging app Kik, pretending to be a high school student, the complaint says. He used a fake name and the photograph of a former Bronx Science student to disguise his age. The Federal Bureau of Investigation traced the Kik account to Mr. Cruz using Internet protocol addresses, which can show the location of a computer. Two addresses used to access the account were linked to his home; a third was associated with the New York City public school system, the complaint says.

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    New York City Public School Teacher Charged With Producing, Receiving, And Possessing Child Pornography [Press Release]

    Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that JON CRUZ, a teacher and debate coach at the Bronx High School for Science, was arrested today on charges relating to producing, receiving, and possessing child pornography.

    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Whenever child pornography charges are brought, it is among the most difficult and disturbing situations law enforcement must face, particularly as it relates to the victims. What makes this case even more disturbing than the charges themselves is, as alleged, Jon Cruz was involved in child pornography while he was working with children every day through his job as a teacher and debate coach. Now the justice process must take over.”

    FBI Assistant Director in Charge Diego Rodriguez said: “It takes a special depravity to produce child pornography. This type of insidious behavior must stop. And others who think they can hide in the Deep Web—or are beyond the reach of law enforcement—should think again. Our youth deserve our unwavering commitment to their security, particularly from a coach and teacher at their school.”

    According to the Complaint unsealed today in Manhattan federal court:

    From July 2014 through December 2014, JON CRUZ engaged in multiple chats over a mobile communication application with minor victims from different states. In those chats, CRUZ, who was aware of the ages of the victims, offered to pay the victims to take nude photographs of themselves and send the photographs to CRUZ. In at least one case, CRUZ paid a fifteen-year-old male over $500 to take sexually explicit photographs of himself and to send the photographs to CRUZ.

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    CRUZ, 32, was arrested this morning in New York, NY. He is charged with one count of production of child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography. For production of child pornography, CRUZ faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. For his receipt of child pornography, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. For his possession of child pornography, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

    CRUZ is a teacher at the Bronx High School for Science, where he has been employed since 2006. CRUZ is also the head coach of the Bronx Science Speech and Debate Team. Persons with information about children with whom CRUZ may have had inappropriate sexual contact, or from whom he may have solicited sexually explicit images or videos, are urged to contact the FBI hotline established for this investigation at (212) 384-2166 or FBI-BHS@ic.fbi.gov.

    Mr. Bharara praised the investigative work of the New York and New Mexico offices of the FBI in this matter. He also thanked the New York State Police and the Bernalillo, New Mexico County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.

    This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Crowley is in charge of the prosecution.

    The charges and allegations contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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    NY High School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Accusations

    According to court records, Jon Cruz “induced a 15-year-old child in New Mexico to send sexually explicit images of himself to Cruz over the Internet.” Prosecutors said Cruz possessed images of child pornography in his residence. The FBI said that Cruz would exchange gift cards purchased locally in exchange for the pornographic images ... Cruz had been under investigation since December 2014 when prosecutors say he used an online alias and paid minor victims to send him photographs over their mobile phones. Investigators said they received a tip from police in New Mexico, who had gotten a call from a concerned parent.

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    NY High School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Accusations

    (BRONX, N.Y.) — A long-serving teacher and debate coach at the Bronx High School of Science was arrested on Friday on charges that he produced child pornography. According to court records, Jon Cruz “induced a 15-year-old child in New Mexico to send ...


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    NY High School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Accusations

    (BRONX, N.Y.) — A long-serving teacher and debate coach at the Bronx High School of Science was arrested on Friday on charges that he produced child pornography. According to court records, Jon Cruz “induced a 15-year-old child in New Mexico to send ...


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    NY High School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Accusations

    According to court records, Jon Cruz “induced a 15-year-old child in New Mexico to send sexually explicit images of himself to Cruz over the Internet.” Prosecutors said Cruz possessed images of child pornography in his residence. The FBI said that Cruz ...


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    Looks like he's be relocated to one of their infamous "rubber rooms" ...

    Jon Cruz, Bronx teacher arrested for child porn. Paid $1600 for pics of boy’s feet.

    A letter to parents from the school’s principal says the 32-year-old man [Jon Cruz] has been reassigned to ‘a place where he will not be in contact with students.’ Pursuant to the levying of charges, the Department of the Education released a statement, saying, ‘This teacher has been removed from the classroom, and will not be in contact with any students.’ In charges read against the man, authorities accused Cruz of using a school computer and a photograph of a former student as an alias to enticed teenage boys to send him photographs, sometimes nude, in return for several thousand dollars in gift cards.

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    NYC public school teacher facing child pornography charges

    Jon Cruz, 32, was taken into custody Friday morning, law enforcement officials said. Cruz, a teacher at Bronx High School for Science, was charged with three counts involving receiving, possessing and producing child pornography and faces up to decades in prison if convicted. Law enforcement officials said Cruz engaged in communication with teenagers via a mobile chat application. In one case, they allege Cruz paid a 15-year-old male over $500 to take explicit photographs of himself and submit them to Cruz.


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    Politics teacher obsessed with Liberace 'posed online as 16-year-old and paid thousands to underage boys for nudes, thumbs-up selfies and pictures of their feet'
    • Jon Cruz, 31, allegedly used Kik messaging app to meet underage boys
    • FBI say he persuaded them by sending expensive gift cards
    • Chat logs show him asking for pictures of feet, and nudes, from 'jock' boys
    • Cruz, who teaches at a Bronx school, posts pictures of himself as Liberace
    • Arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes on Friday
    A Liberace-obsessed politics teacher allegedly posed online as a teenage boy and dished out thousand-dollar payments in return for nude photos and selfies. Jon Cruz, who works at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City, is accused of grooming at least four boys through the Kik messaging app and bribing them to send the photos. Cruz, 31, has been charged with luring minors into sexual conduct as well as soliciting and possessing child pornography, and appeared in court Friday. It came after an FBI found chat logs and internet records they say link Cruz to four boys ...


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