William Britt, Cudjoe Key, Florida (arrested Nov 2012) [child porn]

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  1. TMP

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    William Britt (Cudjoe Key, Florida), 55, substitute teacher at various local schools, arrested in Sigsbee RV Park at Key West Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida, "charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography"

    Schools where William Britt has worked or applied:
    Monroe County (Florida) Sheriff's Office Press Release (Nov 9 2012):

    Man arrested for child pornography


    A local man who works as a substitute teacher has been arrested, charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography.

    55 year old William Britt first came to the attention of the Sheriff’s Office after his former landlord saw child pornography in a box as he was helping Britt move out of his Cudjoe Key residence earlier this month. The landlord told Deputy Anthony Fuentes he had evicted Britt because of a lack of sanitation and cleanliness.

    He said he picked up a box to put it in Britt’s van and saw pictures in the box clearly depicting child pornography. He said there were also videos in the box. He grabbed several pictures and one video to show to authorities.

    Major Crimes Detective Manuel Cuervo was assigned to investigate. During the course of his investigation, he discovered Britt had been working as a substitute teacher at Sugarloaf School and had worked at other schools in the lower Keys as well; at the time of the investigation, he was applying for a substitute position at Glynn Archer School. Detective Cuervo notified the School District about his case against Britt and asked them to work with him in an attempt to find out where Britt was now living. School District authorities cooperated fully with the investigation.

    Detective Cuervo’s investigation revealed Britt moved to the Sigsbee Naval Air station after leaving Cudjoe Key; Britt is reportedly retired from the military. Once they were notified, military authorities worked with detectives on the case.

    On November 8th, after Britt was interviewed for a job at Glynn Archer Elementary School, Detective Cuervo, assisted by other detectives from his unit, did a traffic stop on his van. The detective confronted Britt about the information and evidence he had against him. Britt admitted to possessing child pornography. Two guns – a loaded handgun and a sawed off shotgun – were found in the van, along with a video depicting nude children.

    Britt consented to a search of the recreational vehicle he was staying in on base. He cooperated with detectives, handing over 123 printed images depicting clearly minor children engaging in sexual conduct. He also told the detective he had numerous computer hard drives and USB storage devices with more child pornography on them. All the equipment was seized and the investigation is continuing.

    During an interview, Britt told the detective he knows he is “sick”. He claimed never to have touched any children, but says he has been involved in many community groups involving children’s activities. He said he works at schools “because he enjoys the company”.

    Britt was arrested. He was charged with 123 counts of possessing child pornography. He was also charged with an outstanding warrant for possession of seven counts of possessing child pornography from the initial case earlier in the month.

    Posted by Becky Herrin at 6:49 AM

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    Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives Geni Hernandez and​
    Rosa Digiovanni search boxes outside an R/V where William Britt​
    has been living on the Sigsbee Naval Air station. A​
    naval investigator stands by, cooperating with the investigation.​

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    William Britt, Cudjoe Key, Florida, Sigsbee RV Park, Key West Naval Air Station, Key West, Gerald Adams Elementary School, Monroe County School District, Glynn R. Archer Elementary School, Horace O'Bryant Middle School, Key West High School, Sugarloaf School, Poinciana Elementary School, Marathon Middle High School
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    Monroe County School District Press Release (Nov 9 2012):

    Monroe County School District Office of the Superintendent

    PRESS RELEASE – Friday, November 9, 2012 – 2:00 PM:

    Mr. William Britt, age 55, who has previously worked as an ESE teacher and more recently as a substitute teacher in the Monroe County Schools, has been arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography. When contacted by the sheriff’s department regarding an on-going investigation of Mr. Britt the school district immediately removed him from the substitute teacher roster and cooperated fully with the sheriff’s department in the investigation and ultimate arrest of Mr. Britt.

    At the time of his original hire Mr. Britt was subject to and successfully passed all of the background screening and fingerprinting efforts that the school district requires of all employees. In fact, there is no indication in Mr. Britt’s background of any prior criminal misconduct. There is also currently no evidence or indication that Mr. Britt committed misconduct in his role as a teacher or substitute teacher. However, this investigation is on-going and anyone with information that might assist law enforcement personnel in this effort is encouraged to contact the Key West Police Department at (305) 809-1111.

    In response to this situation, Mr. Mark T. Porter, Superintendent of Schools, “Regardless of the outcome of the continuing investigation this is a tragic circumstance for our community and the school district will cooperate fully with our law enforcement officials to respond to this situation. The safety and protection of children is and always will be of greatest importance to the Monroe County Schools.”
     
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    Keys Net: Keys substitute teacher hit with 130 child-porn counts (Nov 10 2012)

    A now-former substitute teacher in Keys schools remained jailed in lieu of $145,000 bond Friday following his arrest on Thursday for allegedly possessing a huge cache of child porn ... Records provided by the Monroe County School District's Human Resources Department indicate Britt earned $100 daily substituting at Horace O'Bryant Middle School, Sugarloaf School, Key West High School, Marathon High School, Poinciana Elementary School, Glynn Archer Elementary School and Gerald Adams Elementary School. In some cases, Britt, who started working as a sub in 2010, worked with prekindergarten and special-needs students.
     
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    Miami New Times: Keys Substitute Teacher William Britt Arrested With More Than 100 Kiddie Porn Pics (Nov 12 2012)

    Earlier this month, [William] Britt asked his landlord to help him move out of a residence on Cudjoe Key after he'd been evicted for a "lack of sanitation and cleanliness," according to a police report.The landlord, while carrying boxes out, spotted obvious child porn in one and called the sheriff's office. Police soon tracked Britt -- who is a retired military serviceman -- to Sigsbee Naval Base in Key West, where he lived in an RV. They confronted him last Thursday, and he handed over 123 images of child pornography while admitting to officers that he is "sick," according to a police report.
     
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    Keys Net: Feds charge former substitute teacher with child porn (Dec 10 2012)

    Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office said William Britt, 55, of Key West is additionally charged with possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and with illegal possession of a firearm. He made his initial appearance Monday in Key West before U.S. Magistrate Lurana Snow.U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer said that Britt "possessed multiple videos containing child pornography. He also possessed a short-barreled shotgun, which was not registered as required by federal law.
     
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    Florida Keys News: Child porn arrest lands in federal court: William Britt charged with 130 illegal images, but could be in 'thousands' (Dec 11 2012)

    A Key West substitute teacher made his first appearance in federal court Monday, a month after sheriff's deputies arrested him for possession of child pornography and an unloaded sawed-off shotgun. William Britt, 55, was taken into custody Nov. 8 after deputies set up a fake job interview at Glynn Archer Elementary, where Britt had taught as a substitute teacher during ...