PALM BEACH COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER JAILED FOR CHILD PORN CRIMES

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PBSO: MORE THAN 300 IMAGES VIEWED OR POSSESSED…

Edward Parker, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Palm Beach County Elementary School Teacher is facing more than 40 counts of child pornography-related charges, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office.

Edward Parker, PBSO tells BocaNewsNow.com, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with 30 counts of possessing more than 10 images of “sexual performance of a child.” Parker was a teacher at Timber Trace Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens until his arrest today. He joined the school in 2002.

Parker, 54, lives in the 15800 block of 97th Drive North in Jupiter. His currently being held in the Palm Beach County Jail. Bond is set at $150,000.

Police ask that anyone that may have come into inappropriate contact with Edward Parker to please contact SVU Detective Malory Wildove at 561-688-4079 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. — We have obtained the email sent to parents by the principal at Parker’s school. It follows:

I’m reaching out to notify you about the off-campus arrest this morning of an educator who has worked at our school since 2002. 

Today, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested second-grade teacher, Edward Parker.

Mr. Parker is charged with numerous counts of possession of obscene materials.

I want to assure all of our families that our school and the District take all allegations of misconduct very seriously. Mr. Parker will not be returning to our campus. 

At this time, we have no indication that this alleged criminal activity directly involved our school or students, however, this remains an active investigation. 

If you, or your child, have any additional information you are asked to contact Detective Malory Wildove, with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, at (561) 688-4079.

Because this is an ongoing investigation, I do not have more specific information but will update you as warranted.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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