Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Former San Diego Teacher Arraigned in Child Porn Case

A former San Diego middle school teacher was arraigned in federal court Monday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Jay Kylee Bain, 37, was a teacher at La Presa Middle School in Spring Valley. Bain, who currently works at General Dynamics, was placed in federal custody and scheduled to appear in court at 2:30 p.m. Friday, for a bail hearing.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bain possessed several computers containing hundreds of images of minors engaged in sexual activity between 2005 and Aug. 7.

Bain allegedly sent graphic photographs of himself to one of his former seventh-grade students in 2005. He reportedly had sexually based e-mail conversations with the female student between November 2005 and October 2006.

Although the statute of limitations ran out on those alleged actions, a divorce this year between Bain and his wife led to the wife reportedly discovering a number of pornographic images on computer disks at his home. That reported finding led to investigators gathering evidence on Bain to persue him.

If convicted, Bain is looking at up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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