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Central Islip, NY: Former Teacher Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Last Updated: 07-27-2023
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Central Islip, NY (March 12, 2019) – On Tuesday, March 12th, police stated that 63-year-old Kurt Desch, of Northport, a former school teacher at Eastern Suffolk Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), on charges for possessing hundreds of videos and images of child pornography. Desch admitted that he began visiting a child pornography website while he was still employed as an educator about eight years ago.

Police arrested Desch after discovering the pornographic materials on his home computer. The arrest happened when police officers from the Computer Crimes Unit arrived at his home just shortly after 7:00 a.m., according to detectives who investigated the case.

Desch pled not guilty to the charges after he was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon. According to his attorney, Desch has had no prior encounters with law enforcement, and he was remanded to jail on $35,000 cash bail. Desch is due back in court on Friday but no further information has been released.

New York Child Victim’s Act

Central Islip, NY – Former Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Before anything else, we would like to express our sincere sorrow for all of the child victims who have suffered due to the despicable child pornography industry. In cases involving children, it is important to understand that the newly drafted Child Victim’s Act in New York allows child victims time to come to terms with their abuse. We are inflexible about holding those who both directly or indirectly contribute to the sexual abuse of children liable for their despicable actions. We firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate and experienced representation possible.

Countless forms of sexual abuse in New York occur far-too-often, and we are passionately devoted to helping the victims of such heinous acts. Our sympathetic attorneys at Hach & Rose recognize the severe distress that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of child pornography or any other form of sexual abuse, please do not hesitate to call us at (212) 779-0057 today.

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