Kurtis Kasner, Bothell, Washington (arrested Oct 2014) [child porn, molestation]

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  1. News Readers

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    Kurtis Kasner (194xx 194th Avenue, Woodinville, Washington), 72, substitute teacher for Northshore School District, Bothell, Washington, "possessing child pornography"

    Overview of teaching history (specializes in grades 3-6, no specific dates or schools yet given):
    • 30 years as an elementary school teacher in California (until 2000)
    • substitute teacher the last 15 years (since 2000)
    According to the Seattle Times, Kurtis Kasner has already worked in 13 of the Northshore School District's 20 elementary schools in this current school year.
    Police: Substitute teacher, 72, arrested for possession of child porn

    The case unfolded last week when Woodinville's Kurtis Kasner brought his computer in for repairs at a Kirkland computer repair center, said Lt. Mike Murray. The technicians uncovered several images of what they believed were child pornography and contacted police. Officers secured a warrant Thursday and arrested the man at his Woodinville home. "There are quite a few images. They collected a lot of evidence," Murray said. "A lot of hard drives, a lot of discs, a lot of CDs, a lot of paper images and so forth. They’re going to have to go through those and find out if any of the victims are local. But that’s our fear at this point."

    According to court documents, Kasner admitted to a detective that he collected child pornography. Asked how long he had been looking at child porn, Kasner allegedly told the officer, "All my life. I have always been fascinated by images of children." He told police he thought of child porn as a "victimless crime because there were no real people involved and it was just in his head," according to court documents. Kasner said he had several hundred photos of child porn stored on external hard drives in his home. Asked when the last time he'd downloaded child porn, Kasner said, "Probably this morning," according to court documents.

    Kasner initially said he would "never touch a child," but later told a detective that he had twice sexually molested young boys, according to court documents.

    • He said the first incident was in 1976 when he was involved in the Big Brother program in California. He said he was camping with his 15-year-old "little brother" when he molested the sleeping boy. He said the boy didn't report the incident.
    • He said he had another sexual encounter with a boy believed to be 11-15 years old in the late 1970s, according to court documents. He told a detective he was "pretty sure" that was the last time he'd touched a child.
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    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/...d-for-possession-of-child-porn-279489332.html
     
    Kurtis Kasner, Northshore School District, Bothell, Washington, Woodinville, Kirkland
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  2. News Readers

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    Northshore substitute teacher arrested for child porn

    Police arrested a 72-year-old substitute teacher [Kurtis Kasner] from the Northshore School District Wednesday afternoon for possessing child pornography. Numerous images were found on the teacher's computer after he dropped it off for repair at a Kirkland shop. A computer technician contacted police after finding the alleged child pornography on the suspect's hard drive.


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    http://www.king5.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/16/substitute-teacher-child-porn/17380463/
     
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    Police: 72-year-old substitute teacher arrested for possession of child porn

    Police identified the suspect as Kurtis Kasner, who is a substitute teacher for the Northshore School District. Detectives obtained search and arrest warrants. Kasner was arrested in the 19400 block of 194th Avenue in Woodinville before 4 p.m. Kasner made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon. His bail was set at $500,000.


    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/police-72-year-old-substitute-teacher-arrested-pos/nhkqp/
     
  4. News Readers

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    Substitute teacher arrested for child porn: ‘I’ve always been fascinated by images of children’

    The man teaches elementary-aged children in the Northshore School District, which covers portions of north King County and south Snohomish County, including Bothell. He told police that, even through a 45-year teaching career, he’d been fascinated with child porn his whole life.


    The investigation into the man was initiated after he dropped off his desktop computer at @TD Curran in Kirkland to be repaired on Oct. 3, according to the affidavit. The man signed a work order granting the business full access to his computer. The computer was sent to a technician in Issaquah, who, after cleaning up the computer to improve its speed, clicked on an icon that opened up images of child pornography, reports say. The technician contacted the Kirkland shop, whose manager – after finding a “large number” of pornographic photos of children – reported the matter to Kirkland police Oct. 7.


    Police began an investigation while @TD Curran employees stalled with the man and told him they would need to keep his computer longer, according to the affidavit. Detectives served a search warrant at the man’s house about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 19400 block of 194th Avenue Northeast in Woodinville. The 72-year-old man waited in a patrol car while investigators searched his house.


    ...


    Furthermore, he confessed that

    • in 1976 he touched the genitals of a sleeping 15-year-old boy he was mentoring as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
    • He also added that around 1979, a boy between ages 11 and 15 “came on to him” and he allowed the boy to sexually gratify him. He said he was “pretty sure” that was the last time he touched a child.

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    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle91...acher-arrested-for-child-porn-in-woodinville/
     
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  5. News Readers

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    Substitute teacher arrested by Kirkland police for possessing child porn

    Police contacted [Kurtis Kasner] on Oct. 15 at his home and executed a search warrant. Kirkland detectives found hard drives and CDs full of images and are searching through the photos to try and identify any victims locally. Policed questioned Kasner about the child pornography and he allegedly admitted it was his. The man said he had been looking at child pornography all his life, the documents continue. He admitted to entering "incest" into search engines to obtain the images of 10- to 15-year-old children. "I have always been fascinated by images of children," Kasner told police. "... [it's a] victimless crime because there were no real people involved and it was just in his head." Kasner admitted to downloading child pornography the morning of the search on his iPad.


    During the search he told police he never had physical contact with any children but that he just "used his imagination." Later, Kasner allegedly confessed to police that he molested two boys, according to court documents. The first was in 1976 when he molested a 15-year-old boy while he served as a "Big Brother" in California. The boy never reported the incident. Kasner said that the second time was in the late 1970s and he was "pretty sure" that was the last time, the documents continue. Kasner worked as a school teacher in California for 30 years before becoming a substitute with the Northshore School District.

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    http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/279560372.html
     
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    Substitute teacher for Northshore elementary schools arrested for child porn

    According to court documents, police said the suspect, Kurtis Kasner, was asked during an interrogation when he started looking at images of children? He allegedly answered, “All my life.”


    After a search of his computer, police got a warrant to search his Woodinville home. Inside, police say, they found images of children, 8 to 10 years old, engaged in sexually explicit conduct. “There are quite a few images. They collected a lot of evidence, lot of hard drives, a lot of disks, lot of CDs, lot of paper images and so forth,”, Murray said.


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    Northshore teacher arrested after child porn found on PC

    Kurtis Kasner was ordered held on $500,000 bail on Thursday and is expected to be formally charged on Monday with possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, said Friday.


    Kasner was a schoolteacher in California for 30 years before moving to Washington, according to the statement of probable cause outlining the police case against him. Since 2000, he’s been a substitute teacher for the Northshore School District, which covers the cities of Bothell, Woodinville and Kenmore and parts of unincorporated King County.


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    http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024809285_childpornxml.html
     
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    Substitute teacher arrested after child porn found on PC

    According to Kirkland police, [Kurtis] Kasner bought a new computer in June, but it wasn’t operating properly so he took it back to the Kirkland computer shop where he purchased it on Oct. 3 for repair. The Kirkland business didn’t have the tools needed because the computer is a new model, so it was sent to the company’s Issaquah store, the statement says. The technician assigned to work on the computer cleaned up dozens of applications, then began checking to see if he had fixed the problem, according to the statement. The first icon he clicked on brought up photos of naked children, both boys and girls, and images of children engaged in sex, the statement says.


    The technician immediately contacted his supervisor, who then took the computer back to the Kirkland store and called police, it says. Police seized the computer and asked the store’s general manager to tell Kasner that it would take a week to fix his iMac, the statement says. Detectives got a search warrant for both the computer and Kasner’s residence in Woodinville ...

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    Ex-Northshore teacher charged with possessing child porn

    Kurtis Kasner, who was booked into jail on Oct. 15, remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail, jail records show. A spokeswoman for the NorthshoreSchool District, where Kasnerworked in 13 of 20 elementary schools this year, said last week that the district removed Kasner from its “sub pool” after being notified by Kirkland police of the allegations against him.

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    Former teacher charged with child porn possession

    Prosecutors in King County have charged a 72-year-old substitute teacher with three counts of child pornography possession. Court papers say the man's computer was seized after he took it to a shop for repairs and a technician found child porn images while checking to see if he had fixed the problem. The Seattle Times reports that jail records show Kurtis Kasner of Woodinville remained jailed Monday on $500,000 bail.


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    http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/26836779/former-teacher-charged-with-child-porn-possession


    Former teacher charged with child porn possession

    SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in King County have charged a 72-year-old substitute teacher with three counts of child pornography possession. Court papers say the man's computer was seized after he took it to a shop for repairs and a technician found child ...


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    Former teacher charged with child porn possession

    SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors in King County have charged a 72-year-old substitute teacher with three counts of child pornography possession. Court papers say the man's computer was seized after he took it to a shop for repairs and a technician found child ...


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    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime...harged-with-child-porn-possession-5836218.php
     
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    Former teacher, 72, charged with child porn possession

    Prosecutors in King County have charged a 72-year-old substitute teacher with three counts of child pornography possession. Court papers say the man's computer was seized after he took it to a shop for repairs and a technician found child porn images while checking to see if he had fixed the problem. The Seattle Times reports that jail records show Kurtis Kasner of Woodinville remained jailed Monday on $500,000 bail. He was arrested Oct. 15.


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