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Ex-child protective service worker guilty in child porn case

February 4, 2021 GMT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former teacher and child protective services worker admitted Thursday to producing child pornography images of a young boy who was in his care, according to federal prosecutors.

Kayan Frazier, 28, of Somers Point, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child. He now faces 15 to 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced June 8.

Frazier was a substitute teacher for the Atlantic City School District between 2015 and 2017 before taking a job with the state Department of Child Protection and Permanency. The exploitation of the child occurred between March 2017 and April 2019, prosecutors said.

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Authorities executed a search warrant at Frazier’s home in April 2019 after law enforcement officials learned that child porn images were being shared online by Frazier, prosecutors said. He was at the home that day with the boy, and authorities have not said how long Frazier had been caring for the child.

Authorities recovered thousands of images of child sexual abuse on Frazier’s cellphone and other electronic media, including images of the boy that had been taken in Frazier’s apartment.