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Mass. Teacher Arrested on Child Porn Charges Held on Bail

SCHOOL-POLICENEWTON, Mass. (AP) — A Newton teacher has been ordered held on $35,000 cash bail after being arrested on child pornography charges.

Steven Chan was arrested Thursday night and charged with two counts of possession and one count of dissemination of child pornography.

The 57-year-old Chan was arraigned Friday in Newton District Court.

Chan is a math teacher at the F.A. Day Middle School in Newton and the boys’ gymnastics coach at Newton North High School.

Chan’s lawyer said he unwittingly shared child pornography on his computer.

Superintendent David Fleishman said administrators have been told by the Middlesex district attorney that the investigation does not involve any Newton students.

In January, another Newton teacher was sentenced to a 45-year prison term by a federal judge in Louisiana for participating in an international child pornography ring.


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