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Former LAUSD Teacher from Valencia Charged with Child Pornography

Posted: April 23, 2013 10:51 a.m.
Updated: April 23, 2013 10:51 a.m.
 

Van Nuys, CA - A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was arrested today at the Van Nuys Educational Service Center.

Douglas Randolph Collins, 46, of Valencia, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. It is a felony in California for anyone to possess images depicting a minor under the age of 18, lewdly displaying their genitals or engaged in or simulating “sexual conduct.” It is alleged that Collins, possessed numerous DVDs of child pornography which he ordered online and received through the mail.

According to the Los Angeles Teacher Ratings, Douglas R. Collins was a 5th grade teacher at Fernangeles Elementary from 2004 through 2010.

If convicted, Collins faces up to one year imprisonment, or a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars, or both.

“There is no crime more heinous than that which is committed against the most vulnerable victims, our children. Postal Inspectors remain committed to the investigation of child pornography and the protection of our nation’s youth,” said Adam P. Behnen, Inspector in Charge of the United States Postal Inspection Service - Los Angeles Division.

Members of the public who have questions, concerns or information regarding this case should call 877-876-2455 and reference Case No. 1945971.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Los Angeles School Police Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Bureau of Investigations, the Los Angeles Police Department, with assistance provided by the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department and the Joint Regional Intelligence Center. It is being prosecuted by Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office.

The details contained in the complaint affidavit are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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