SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – A Savannah-Chatham school teacher is accused of having electronic images of child pornography.
Albin Jose Chellathurai, 39, is out on bail after being arrested by Savannah Police on Nov. 1.
He’s charged with a felony, computer or electronic pornography, under a Georgia law that seeks to prevent child exploitation.
On his jail book-in sheet, he’s listed as an employee of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. A communications official with the school system confirmed Chellathurai was an 8th grade math teacher at Mercer Middle School.
The school system said he is still employed with the school system at this time and has been assigned to an alternate location without any student interaction. The school system said this is standard procedure when an allegation of inappropriate conduct is made against a teacher.
The school system said parents were notified and that at this point in the investigation, the school system is not aware that any alleged conduct involved a school system computer or use of school property.
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