Former teacher pleads guilty to child pornography charges

February 9, 2023 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A former special education teacher at a Massachusetts high school has pleaded guilty to having child pornography on his laptop.

One-time Foxborough High School teacher Thomas Davis pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to possession of child pornography and receiving child pornography over the internet, federal prosecutors said.

Police acting on a tip executed a search warrant at Davis’ Mansfield home in August 2021 and a laptop belonging to Davis was seized, authorities said.

An on-site examination revealed approximately 40 images of child pornography on the laptop and a forensic analysis revealed additional child pornography on the device, authorities said.

Davis is scheduled to be sentenced on May 18 when he faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.

According to an affidavit in the case, the investigation began after the FBI received a tip that Davis had shown someone a video allegedly depicting him having sex with a student. Davis denied that to investigators and was not charged.