Panorama City high school teacher arrested on child pornography charge

PANORAMA CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Panorama City high school teacher has been accused of possessing child pornography, Los Angeles police say.

Nain DoPorto, the St. Genevieve High School video production and theatre director, was arrested Wednesday on one count of possession of child pornography.

He has worked at the school for the past 18 years.

Police have indicated their investigation does not suggest any students from the school are involved.

But at least one parent was furious to learn that police arrested her child's 46-year-old teacher.

"It angers me, I told that to my daughter that it's very hypocritical. And she's more lenient, she's like it's not like they know what everyone's doing in their off time, which I thought was very wise. But, for me as a parent, it's maddening," the woman said.

An email notifying parents of DoPorto's arrest was sent to parents Thursday afternoon.

Eyewitness News interviewed DoPorto in 2013 after the school's production of "Cabaret" was met with controversy.

DoPorto is being held on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Juvenile Division at 562-624-4027.
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