Newton teacher busted on child porn charges

A Newton teacher is facing child porn charges. (Credit: Metro Archives)
The teacher was employed as a middle school mathematics instructor. Credit: Metro Archive

A Newton teacher has been arrested for possession of child pornography.

The teacher has been identified as 57-year-old Steven Chan, FOX 25 reports. He was arrested Thursday evening and will be arraigned in court on Friday to face two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of dissemination of child pornography.

According to the Newton North High School website, Steven Chan is a seventh grade mathematics teacher at Day Middle School. The website says he also serves as the boys gymnastics coach at Newton North, and has been coaching since 2009.

Last year, another Newton teacher, David Ettlinger, was arrested for his involvement in an online child porn ring. He is serving a 45-year prison sentence.

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