A longtime custodian at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton has been arrested for illegal possession of child pornography. 49-year old David Habetz of Derby was charged by Derby Police in June. The Easton school district sent a letter to parents on Friday alerting them to the arrest.
Habetz was released on bond for an August 1st court appearance.
School officials told the Easton Courier that the criminal activity took place on his own time, and appears to have been via the Internet. The letter noted that the police and school investigations did not establish any concern about Easton children being involved.
The school district learned about the investigation in March and said that Habetz hasn't been on school grounds since then.