Local NewsCrime

Actions

Teacher at Sandy Miller Academy arrested on child porn charges

Police: child porn photos uploaded to FLICKR
Posted: 2:12 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 20:40:28Z
james_russell.jpg

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 4th grade teacher at Sandy Miller Academy for International Studies has been arrested for child pornography.

49-year-old James Russell was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on March 11 for Possession of Visual Porn of Person Under 16 and Distributing Porn Involving Minor.

Henderson police say the photo sharing website FLICKR notified officials that 57 photos identified as child pornography had been uploaded to their systems.

The pictures depicted a nude male juvenile about 9-12 years old.

FLICKR worked with authorities to identify the owner of the account, which police say belongs to Russell.

Russell began teaching at the school in August of 2018. He was assigned to home as of March 5, 2019.

RELATED: School staff arrested during 2018-2019 school year

Sandy Miller Academy is located near East Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards.