Former San Jose Teacher Arrested for Child Porn Possession

A teacher placed on leave from a San Jose school district has been arrested for possession and manufacturing of child pornagraphy.

By Erika Conner
|  Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Updated 1:11 PM PDT
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Former San Jose Teacher Arrested for Child Porn Possession

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Milpitas police arrested a former San Jose elementary school teacher at his home Wednesday on suspicion of  possession and manufacturing of child pornography, but school district leaders say there's no indication any students in the district were victims. 

Johnny Urias, 50, taught in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District in San Jose and was placed on leave from teaching following notice of the investigation,  police said. On Thursday, Urias was not listed on the district's website, though the day before, he was listed as a first and second grade teacher. 

The Milpitas Police Department received a report that Urias was possibly in possession of child pornography  in August 2011.

Milpitas detectives developed enough information last September to serve search warrants at Urias' previous home in Milpitas, his current home in San Jose, his classroom, and vehicle. Several computers were seized during the investigation, police said.

The San Jose Police Department's Child Exploitation Detail is also helping with the case.

The Milpitas school district issued a news release late Wednesday that there "are no known incidents of reported sexual abuse by the staff member at Will Rogers Elementary."

Detectives developed probable cause to arrest Urias on Wednesday and he was booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail. An additional search warrant at Urias' San Jose residence has been executed in search of more evidence. 

The Milpitas Police Department has been working closely with the San Jose Police Department and the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400 or their local police department. 

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