William "Joey" Villemez, Atlanta, Georgia (arrested Oct 2012) [child porn]

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  1. TMP

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    William "Joey" Villemez (Smyrna, Georgia), middle & upper school fine arts teacher at Pace Academy, Atlanta, Georgia, child porn.

    Bio from Pace Academy web site (via Google Cache):

    MS & US Fine Arts Teacher, MS Discovery Teacher​
    Georgia College & State University B.A. Theatre​
    Joey Villemez joined the Pace Academy faculty in 2005 and is the director of Middle School drama and dance. He earned his B.A. in theater from Georgia College and State University, where he also minored in dance. He is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary theater society and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.​

    Joey enjoys travel and has visited 14 countries. He studied and performed in London and the Czech Republic. In addition, Joey has completed a year-long acting internship at Actor's Express in Atlanta.​

    Joey hopes to give his students an appreciation for all of the performing arts. "Through performance," he said, "young people can overcome anxiety and realize their potential." He hopes to share his love of theater with the entire Pace community.​


    A teacher from Pace Academy has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. A letter that was sent to parents from the Atlanta private school Monday afternoon, said middle and upper school fine arts teacher Joey Villemez had been arrested and charged in conjunction with a multi-year federal investigation.


    A teacher at Pace Academy has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography, according to a letter the school sent home to parents Monday. The teacher was arrested and charged with possession of child pornographic images which were purchased from a home computer, according to the letter sent from the prominent Atlanta private school.

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  2. How did this alleged pedophile slip through hiring screening at Pace Academy? Fred Assaf got some 'splainin to do. If he can't keep our kids safe from pedophiles on the teaching staff, he's got no business being headmaster.
     
  3. TMP

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    Buckhead Patch: Pace Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Porn (Oct 29 2012)

    A fine arts teacher at Pace Academy was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography in connection with a multi-year federal investigation. Pace Academy school officials said they learned Monday of the arrest of Joey Villemez, who was the middle and upper school fine arts teacher for the last seven years, according to 11 Alive.
     
  4. TMP

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    AJC: First Paideia, now Pace. Staff member arrested for child porn (Oct 29 2012)

    Now, it is the Pace Academy headmaster sending a shocking letter home this evening to parents at the Buckhead school announcing the arrest of a teacher there for “possession of child pornographic images, which were purchased from his home computer. These images came to light as a result of a multi-year federal investigation, which we learned about today.”

    Headmaster Fred Assaf said the teacher “is no longer employed by Pace Academy. We are cooperating with federal agents as they continue their investigation” Assaf stressed that, according to federal investigators, the teacher “has not involved any current or former Pace students in this situation, and there is no evidence of inappropriate physical contact between the teacher and Pace students or other children.” The teacher has no record of previous criminal activity, said Assaf, in his letter to parents.
     
  5. Dot Wiggins

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  6. Dot Wiggins

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    Uh, he has no prior record. What exactly was supposed to alert the headmaster of any issues? NO PRIOR RECORD, butt head. You obviously are not a parent at this school, so don't start pointing fingers.
     
  7. oldPacegirl

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    If he hasn't been arrested prior to this and no prior allegations have been made, then it would be hard to screen this for any applicant. If it were that easy, all of these teachers nationwide who are being arrested daily for physical relationships with students would not have been put in that position of authority.

    From what the news reports are saying, no actual students were involved and that is a wonderful thing.
     
  8. Al Jefferson

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    Mr. Bass,

    How in the world was the school to know that this teacher would be involved in such activity. Furthermore, let me remind you that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
     
  9. TMP

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    11 Alive: Letter to Pace parents says investigation took years (Oct 30 2012)

    The letter, signed by head of schools Fred Assaf, talked about some of the steps officials there were going through after the arrest and subsequent removal from the school's faculty of William Villemez, a drama teacher for the middle and upper schools at Pace. In the letter, Assaf said officials at the Buckhead private school did not know how long federal investigators had been conducting the investigation that netted Villemez. Assaf said he had been told evidence suggested that the activity went on over a number of years. Investigators assured Assaf that they do not believe Villemez had involved any current or former Pace students in the situation.
     
  10. TMP

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    AJC: Feds: Pace Academy teacher ordered child porn DVDs (Oct 30 2012)

    The Pace Academy teacher arrested Monday and charged with possessing child porn admitted to purchasing videos of naked boys, according to a court document. William Villemez, of Smyrna, taught fine arts at the prominent Atlanta private school for the last seven years. The school fired him on Monday after learning of the charges, according to headmaster Fred Assaf.

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    In 2010, federal agents began investigating a movie production company operating out of Canada that offered child porn videos for sale via the U.S. Postal Service and the Internet. In May 2011, authorities executed a seach warrant at the business and seized computer records and printed records. Villemez’s name and address — and the DVDs he had ordered — were on the customer lists, according to the affidavit. On Monday, federal agents searched Villemez’s Smyrna home. Agents found the DVDs and videos of child pornography Villemez had ordered, according to the affidavit. “Upon questioning, William Villemez admitted that he had viewed images of child pornography and had downloaded and saved those images on his computer,” according to the affidavit.
     
  11. TMP

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    UPI: Teacher arrested on child porn charges (Oct 30 2012)

    Atlanta police have arrested a teacher [William "Joey" Villemez] at a prominent private school on charges of possession of child pornography, a letter sent to parents indicates. Headmaster Fred Assaf of Pace Academy said in the letter the teacher was fired immediately after the school learned of the arrest ...
     
  12. TMP

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    CBS Atlanta: Pace Academy teacher facing child porn charges (Oct 30 2012)

    A teacher at Pace Academy is facing charges for possessing child porn, according to Fred Assay the head of the academy. According to Assaf, the fine arts instructor Joey Villemez was arrested after a federal investigation. The school says the case does not involve any students. Officials said Villemez purchased child pornographic images from his home computer.
     
  13. TMP

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    CBS Atlanta: Pace Academy Teacher Arrested For Child Pornography (Oct 30 2012)

    On Monday, Pace Academy sent letters home to parents informing them of the situation and the actions being placed against the teacher [William "Joey" Villemez] . According to the letter, a teacher was fired, arrested, and charged with possession of child pornography after a federal investigation discovered the purchased images on his computer.
     
  14. TMP

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    Atlanta Black Star: Pace Academy Teacher Arrested as Another Exclusive Atlanta School Touched by Fed Child Pornography Investigation (Oct 30 2012)

    11Alive is reporting a letter that was sent to parents from the Atlanta private school Monday afternoon, said middle and upper school fine arts teacher Joey Villemez had been arrested and charged in conjunction with a multi-year federal investigation. School officials said they learned of [this] on Monday. Villemez was terminated from his employment with Pace upon the school learning of the charges ...
     
  15. Basshead556

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    The teacher admitted to authorities he did in fact to have the possession of child porn
     
  16. TMP

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    Marietta Daily Journal: Ex-educator facing child porn charges (Oct 31 2012)

    A former Pace Academy teacher arrested Monday on federal child-pornography charges has been identified as William Joseph “Joey” Villemez of Smyrna ... According to a 10-page criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Villemez used Pace Academy’s Internet service to order some of the videos. Between July 2008 and March 2011, Villemez ordered 32 DVDs totaling $750 in 11 purchases through one website that authorities have investigated. Investigators reviewed one of the movies and two of the DVDs of digital downloads purchased by Villemez. “All of these materials focus on boys who appear to be between 8 and 14 years old,” the complaint states. “although there is no sex in the movies or images, the focus … is naked young boys either alone or interacting with other naked young boys.” Subpoena information from Charter and Comcast communications confirmed the DVDs were ordered using internet assigned to either Villemez’ address in Smyrna or the Internet assigned to Pace Academy in Atlanta, according to the complaint.
     
  17. TMP

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    Atlanta Journal Constitution: Private school porn suspects ID’d by postal service investigation (Nov 8 2012)

    Josh Ensley, of Tucker, and William Villemez, of Smyrna, probably don’t know each other. But each allegedly purchased hundreds of dollars worth of DVDs portraying child pornography from the same company, which then shipped them through the postal service to New York and then on to Tennessee, documents state. Federal and foreign investigators searched the movie company in May 2011, uncovering hundreds of DVDs and computers ... Examining company records and then IP addresses led investigators to those responsible for ordering the illicit material, including two suspects at separate area schools.
     
  18. TMP

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    WSB TV: Same federal investigation led to arrests of 2 Atlanta private school employees (Nov 8 2012)

    Channel 2 Action News has discovered that the arrest of a former custodian at The Paideia School and the arrest of a former dance teacher at Pace Academy
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    were from the same federal investigation. The Paideia School fired Josh Ensley upon learning of his arrest on suspicion of possession of child pornography Oct 25. Pace Academy fired Joey Villemez Oct. 29 after he was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. The federal criminal complaints show investigators were led to the men's homes because they both bought videos containing child nudity and pornographic material from a Canadian production company.
     
  19. Sarah Bryant

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    Watching child pornography at home in private doesn't show up during background checks unless you are caught. This is in no way the fault of Pace Academy, for there was no way of knowing that something like this was going on. Also there is a difference between a pedophile and someone who watched child pornography. Both are wrong, of course, but don't get into the habit of interchanging those two things.
     
  20. TMP

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    Marietta Daily Journal: Cobb Resident gets 5 years in child porn case (Sept 27 2013)

    Former Pace Academy fine arts teacher William Joseph Villemez, 30, of Smyrna was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.