The Bronx, NY (April 4, 2019) – Police announced the arrest of a New York City public school teacher on Wednesday morning, April 3rd. According to police, 41-year-old Jonathan Schweitzer was placed under arrest at his home in the Bronx and is currently facing charges for child pornography.
Until his arrest, Schweitzer had been working as a teacher at Belmont Preparatory High School, where he had been employed since 2007. During an investigation of the dark web, federal law enforcement reported having that found Schweitzer shared approximately ten videos between February and March 2019.
According to authorities, the videos primarily contain very young boys engaged in sexual acts with men, as well as each other. The videos were allegedly kept of the teacher’s home computer and laptop. Schweitzer has been charged with possession of receipt and distribution of child pornography at this time.
New York Child Victim’s Act
First and foremost, we would like to express our deepest sympathies for the victims of child pornography who are tragically exploited on a daily basis. At this time, it is imperative for family members and victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows child victims time to make an attempt at healing before moving forward. At Hach & Rose, we are inflexible about holding those who commit sexual offenses liable for their deplorable actions, and we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York sadly occurs all-too-often, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such monstrous acts. Our sympathetic sexual abuse attorneys recognize the severe trauma 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 sexual abuse, please do not hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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