Pace Academy teacher facing child porn charges - CBS46 News

Pace Academy teacher facing child porn charges

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

A teacher at Pace Academy is facing charges for possessing child porn, according to Fred Assay the head of the academy.

According to Assaf, the fine arts instructor Joey Villemez was arrested after a federal investigation.

The school says the case does not involve any students.

Officials said Villemez purchased child pornographic images from his home computer.

The images came to light as a result of a multi-year federal investigation.

"This news is incredibly shocking and upsetting to all of us in the Pace community, and we know that healing will take time," said Assaf.

School counselors and administrators are available for students and parents with questions or concerns.

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