Child Porn Charges Dismissed Against Former Teacher

Child pornography charges against a Catholic school volunteer and retired public school teacher were dismissed Friday. 68-year-old Thomas DeFazio was arrested last week on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. At a hearing Friday, Court Commissioner David Berman said the description of the images found on DeFazio’s home computer did not meet the definition of pornography. DeFazio is a retired middle school teacher from the Racine Unified School District and volunteered with children at All Saints Catholic School and Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha. According to the complaint, a state investigation of DeFazio began last year when the principal at All Saints contacted authorities after staff and parents had become concerned about the images DeFazio shared on Facebook.

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