NYC prep school teacher busted for child porn

August 13, 2010 3:08:08 AM PDT
Parents trusted him to teach their children, but at home, police say John E. Thomas hid a disturbing secret.

The 28-year-old prep school teacher was arrested Thursday after federal authorities found a massive amount of child pornography on his home computer.

Thomas was due to teach 5th grade at the Bank Street School for Children in the fall. He is also a camp counselor at the 92nd Street YMCA.

His lawyer said Thomas has never been accused of molesting kids.