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Teacher free on bail after child porn charges

Silvestre Ela, 53, a fifth grade teacher at Dominguez Elementary School in Carson, is accused of possessing child pornography.

December 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A fifth grade teacher charged with possessing child pornography will remain free on $20,000 bail.Silvestre Ela, 53, appeared in court Wednesday for his arraignment, but it was continued until Jan. 6.

Investigators said Ela, a teacher at Dominguez Elementary School in Carson, admitted to downloading and viewing images of child pornography, but denied victimizing any children.

So far, none of Ela's students have been linked to the case, but police want to know if there are any possible victims.

Anyone with information was urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD- 24-7.


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