Yorktown Elementary Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges

Jeffrey Whalen, a resident and teacher in Yorktown, was arrested and arraigned Tuesday as a result of a county investigation into a porn video he is alleged to have shared online.

The two charges in the complaint are promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, a class D felony, and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, a class E felony,

The Westchester County District Attorney alleged in the complaint that in August he promoted a video showing a girl’s genitals on a torrent site. The girl appeared to be 8 to 10 years old.

Whalen, 45, lives on Evergreen Street in Yorktown Heights and teaches at Crompond Elementary School. He has been placed on administrative leave,according to the Yorktown Daily Voice, which quoted district officials saying, “We want to emphasize that the authorities have said at this point they are not aware of any involvement of district students. The investigation is still active and unfolding. The education of our students, their security and emotional well-being remains our top priority.”

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