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Teacher arrested for child porn

Date: August 01, 2008
By: Mike Deeson, Tampa Bay's 10 News

Clearwater, Florida - Home movies of child molestation and rape: that's what investigators say they found on Pinellas music teacher Aaron Stewart's computer.

The head of the Florida Attorney General's child predator cyber crime unit, Maureen Horkin says, "These are real children being molested, raped and tortured. There is a home movie showing the most horrific things that ever happened to a person."

Stewart, who admitted to investigators the images on the computer are his, was supposed to teach at Clearwater Intermediate this year. Last year he was a traveling music teacher and taught at four schools, Sexton, Shore Acres, Pinellas Central and Lake Elementary.

Neighbors near Stewart's Clearwater home are upset. Elsa Henitz, who is also a teacher, says it disturbs her because Stewart is working with young people.

There is no evidence that any of Stewart's students are victims, but because he worked in the school system, officials are concerned.

Investigators say if parents are concerned they should talk to their children and if they are suspicious they should contact the Clearwater Police.

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