LI School Official Arrested on Child Porn Charge


An administrator at a Long Island school has been arrested on a child pornography charge.

Newsday reports that 51-year-old Kevin O’Connell was arrested Tuesday after federal agents traced an Internet address to his Patchogue home advertising three video files for sharing.

O’Connell is an administrator at Roosevelt High School. He was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Central Islip on a charge of receiving child pornography and was released on $700,000 bond.


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According to the complaint, O’Connell told agents he battled with the issue his entire life and that he only viewed child pornography within his own home. His lawyer declined to comment.

Roosevelt school officials said O’Connell has been suspended.

The former Bellport High School principal faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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