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John M. Kaneski, Pinellas Park, Florida (arrested Jan 2013) [child porn, molestation]

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  1. HeartThrob

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    John M. Kaneski (2164 Edythe Drive, Dunedin, Florida), 42, English as a second language (ESL) teacher at Cross Bayou Elementary School [Pinellas County Schools], Pinellas Park, Florida, "multiple charges of child porn possession", also being investigated for molestation

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    Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas teacher facing child pornography charges (Jan 4 2013)

    Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said investigators found hundreds of images of young children involved in sex acts on [John M.] Kaneski's home computer, as well as several videos. He said Kaneski, whose home was searched Friday, admitted he'd been doing this "for years." "We don't have any information that he was producing it," Gualtieri said at a news conference. "But we would describe him a person who was very hard core into it." This isn't the first time Kaneski, a married father of two, has come under suspicion, the sheriff said. In 2005, investigators learned of an allegation of an 8-year-old girl who said Kaneski touched her inappropriately. He was a teacher at Curlew Creek Elementary at the time, Gualtieri said. But the case was dropped after the girl recanted her story It is being reopened because of the child porn case, officials said.

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  2. HeartThrob

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    Tampa Tribune: Pinellas elementary teacher arrested on child porn charges (Jan 4 2013)

    John M. Kaneski, 42, 2164 Edythe Drive, Dunedin, was arrested on 10 counts of possession of sexual performance by a child. Additional charges are possible, deputies said ... Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit identified Kaneski as a suspect, then obtained and served a search warrant at his home. Kaneski's home computer was found to contain multiple images and videos of children performing sexual acts, and detectives said Kaneski admitted to downloading them.
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    WTSP: Cross Bayou Elementary School teacher John Kaneski has been charged with child porn possession (Jan 4 2013)

    Detectives with Crimes Against Children conducted a search of the home of John Kaneski on Edythe Drive in Dunedin after an undercover Internet investigation that began on Nov. 19, 2012, lead detectives to him. Kaneski, who is an English teacher at Cross Bayou Elementary, admitted to downloading the child porn onto his computer for personal use. All of the images and videos found depicted young girls engaged in sex acts with adult men.
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    ABC Action News: Pinellas County teacher, John Kaneski, charged with possession of child pornography (Jan 4 2013)

    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 42-year-old Dunedin teacher for allegedly possessing child pornography. John Kaneski is facing 10 felony counts of possession sexual performance by a child. "Kaneski is someone we would describe who was very hardcore into this," said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. "He was using a file sharing service. This wasn't an accident. This was something that was intentional." ... Detectives said the father of two downloaded multiple videos showing girls ages 8 to 12 engaged in sex acts with adult males.
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    Bay News 9: Elementary teacher arrested for child pornography possession (Jan 4 2013)

    According to the sheriff's office, [John M. Kaneski's] arrest is the result of a two month undercover internet investigation on individuals sharing and possessing child pornography. When deputies issued a search warrant at his home, Kaneski's wife, 8-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son were home. Deputies interviewed Kaneski who admitted to downloading the child pornography found on his computer. According to the report, the computer had videos of young girls, ages 8 to 12, having sex with older men and each other, as well as hundreds of images of child pornography. Deputies said when asked how long he had been downloading, watching, and viewing the content, Kaneski couldn't remember. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Kaneski was not only viewing the porn, but downloading it and sharing it, as well. "He wasn't just downloading it and viewing it himself. He had his own library. And he was also distributing it out to others and sharing it," said Gualtieri.

    Kaneski is also under investigation in a sexual assault case involving a young girl, but officials won't say if she is a student at the school. He also faced similar charges back in 2005 when he was a teacher at Curlew Creek Elementary, but the charges were eventually dropped when the girl recanted her allegations.
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    My Fox Tampa Bay: Teacher arrested on child porn charges (Jan 4 2013)

    The sheriff's office said investigators found "multiple images and videos of children in the performance of sexual acts" on [John M.] Kaneski's computer. They say Kaneski admitted to downloading the pornography. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Kaneski may currently be involved in "in inappropriate activity" with a young girl; he did not say whether that girl is a student at Cross Bayou.
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    Tampa Tribune: Law & Order Momento (Jan 5 2013)

    John M. Kaneski, 42, 2164 Edythe Drive, Dunedin, was charged with 10 counts of possession of sexual performance by a child. The arrest of Kaneski, who teaches English as a second language at Cross Bayou Elementary School, resulted from an undercover Internet investigation into child pornography. The investigation began Nov. 19, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Kaneski's home computer contained multiple images and videos of children performing sexual acts, detectives said. The sheriff's office said Kaneski admitted downloading the images.
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    WTSP: Pinellas teacher arrested on child porn charges (Jan 4 2013)

    Detectives have arrested a teacher at Cross Bayou Elementary. He's charged with possession of child porn after investigators say they found at least seven videos and hundreds of images depicting the sexual penetration of children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. Investigators say 42-year-old John Kaneski of Dunedin is an ESOL (English Speakers of Foreign Languages) teacher at the school. Many of his students are around the same age as those found on his computer's hard drive ... On top of the downloading and dissemination of images, the sheriff says detectives are also investigating new allegations that Kaneski may have sexually abused at least one child. The sheriff would not say if the child was a student at the school. This is not the teacher's first time under investigation on sex abuse charges. In 2005, the sheriff says an 8-year-old student from Curlew Creek Elementary School in Palm Harbor accused Kaneski of sexually abusing her. Investigators say in that case the girl eventually changed her story, and as a result the case was closed.
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    The Ledger: Bond Set at $200,000 for Elementary School Teacher Facing Child Pornography Charges (Jan 5 2013)

    John Kaneski, 42, was arrested Friday after detectives executed a search warrant at his home in Dunedin. The teacher at Cross Bayou Elementary in Pinellas Park is accused of downloading at least seven videos showing girls between 8 and 12 years old engaged in various sex acts with men. Deputies also found one video of two young girls engaging in sex acts with each other and hundreds of other pornographic still images of children, authorities said ... Kaneski, who told the judge Saturday that his wife is working on getting him an attorney, has taught at three Pinellas County elementary schools since 1994. He is a married father of a 9-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl. He teaches English as a Second Language at Cross Bayou.
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    Central Florida News 13: Bond set at $200,000 for Pinellas teacher facing child porn charges (Jan 5 2013)

    A Pinellas County elementary school teacher charged with possessing a disturbing array of child pornography is being held on $200,000 bond at the Pinellas County Jail. John Kaneski, 42, was arrested Friday after detectives executed a search warrant at his home in Dunedin. The teacher at Cross Bayou Elementary in Pinellas Park is accused of downloading at least seven videos showing girls between 8 and 12 years old engaged in various sex acts with men. Deputies also found one video of two young girls engaging in sex acts with each other and hundreds of other pornographic still images of children, authorities said.
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    TBN Weekly: Suspect arrested in child pornography case (Jan 7 2013)

    The arrest was the result of an undercover Internet investigation on individuals sharing and possessing child pornography. Through their investigation, which began Nov. 19, detectives identified a potential suspect and obtained a search warrant for a residence in Dunedin. The suspect, identified as John M. Kaneski, 42, was interviewed, and he reportedly admitted to downloading the child pornography found on his computer. The computer contained multiple images and videos of children in the performance of sexual acts. Kaneski is a teacher of English as a second language at Cross Bayou Elementary School.
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    Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas teacher resigns following arrest on child porn charges (Jan 8 2013)

    The teacher who was arrested on 10 charges of possessing child pornography has agreed to resign, Pinellas school officials said Monday ... Pinellas schools spokeswoman Debbie Wolfe said Kaneski began working in the district in 1994. He worked at Walsingham Elementary, Curlew Creek Elementary and Skycrest Elementary before moving to Cross Bayou in 2010. Wolfe said she did not have access to information Monday on why Kaneski left each school. Kaneski was the subject of at least one previous complaint. A girl at Curlew Creek when Kaneski taught there said he touched her inappropriately. But the child, then 8, later recanted, and the case was dropped.
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    ABC Action News: More personnel files to be released for teacher arrested on child pornography charges (Jan 9 2013)

    Later today, the second half John Kaneski’s personnel file is set to be released, and it’s said to have more insight on the Pinellas former teacher, accused of having and sharing child pornography. There are 195 pages of his work history, containing complaints against the Kaneski, who started working with the Pinellas School District in 1994. In the first half of the files, released Tuesday, there were allegations of allegations from a school principal of inappropriate pictures on his classroom bulletin board. In another instance, a parent asked that her child get transferred to a new school after finding what she called inappropriate emails between her child and Kaneski.

    But the biggest complaint in Kaneski's work file is from the sheriff's office back in 2005. A student claimed he sexually assaulted her at school, but shortly later told investigators she made the whole thing up because she didn't like him and wanted to get him in trouble. Investigators are now giving that case another look.
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    TBN Weekly: Pinellas Park teacher resigns after arrest (Jan 10 2013)

    After being arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, John Kaneski has resigned from his teaching position at Cross Bayou Elementary in Pinellas Park ... On Jan. 7, the Pinellas County School District said Kaneski resigned from his position rather than be fired ... Kaneski began his teaching career in Pinellas County as a substitute teacher in 1985. He became a full-time teacher in 1996 at Walsingham Elementary in Largo. In 2000, he moved to Curlew Creek Elementary in Palm Harbor, then in 2006 to Skycrest Elementary in Clearwater.
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    MSNBC: Pinellas teacher admits to downloading child pornography (Jan 11 2013)

    "He wasn't just downloading it and viewing it himself," said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. "He had his own library and he was also distributing it out to others and sharing it." The married father of two is now charged with ten felony counts of possessing child pornography. This isn't the first time allegations have been made against [John] Kaneski. An 8-year-old girl accused the teacher of sexually battering her in 2005 at Curlew Creek Elementary, where Kaneski worked at the time. "That investigation was closed in 2005 because the girl recanted her statement after having made the allegation," said Gualtieri. Investigators are now looking into another allegation from another young girl that surfaced after Kaneski's Friday arrest.

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