BCPD: Substitute teacher arrested for child porn

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who worked as a substitute teacher in the Battle Creek area has been arrested on child pornography charges.

The Battle Creek Police Department is withholding the 56-year-old man’s name until he’s formally charged.

Police say they took three computers belonging to the man from a property on G Drive North. Officers do not believe any of the of the pornographic photos they found are local children.

The computers were taken as a part of a search connected to Donald Johnston, who was charged last week with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for an assault on a 5-year-old boy.

Johnston was arrested as part of a Michigan State Police investigation into a child sex abuse conspiracy ring spanning several counties. Additional federal charges are possible.

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