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Former Md. substitute teacher indicted for possession of child pornography

Christopher Speights (Photo courtesy of Prince George's County Police) 

A former substitute teacher has been indicted Friday for possession of child pornography, according to Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.

Christopher Speights was indicted on three counts of possession of child pornography with intent to distribute and six counts of possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors with Prince George's County said during a Friday news conference that they're seeking dozens of victims of child sex abuse of "alleged predator" Speights.

Speights served as a substitute teacher and basketball coach at Bradbury Heights Elementary and coach of a traveling basketball team, the South County Steelers.

In Dec. 2016, authorities said they received a cyber tip from Dropbox that a user allegedly possessed child pornography. An investigation later revealed that Speights was the owner of the account, according to the P.G. State's Attorney's Office.

Speights was later arrested.

A spokesperson for Prince George's Public Schools previously released a statement on Speights arrest:

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is aware that substitute teacher Christopher Speights has been arrested. We will cooperate fully with law enforcement in its investigation. Due to the nature of the claims, Christopher Speights will no longer serve the school district.
Any behavior that brings harm to a child will not be tolerated in any way in PGCPS. Over the past year, we have made significant changes to increase student safety and remain committed to ensuring a quality education in a safe environment for all students.


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