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article imageB.C. school psychologist faces child pornography charge in U.S.

By Arthur Weinreb     May 13, 2014 in Crime
Seattle - A school psychologist who lives in Washington state but works in Delta, B.C. was stopped at the border and arrested by Homeland Security after it was alleged he downloaded child pornography images.
In April, the Department of Homeland Security received information that William Brook, a resident of Point Roberts, Washington, was downloading child pornography images. Brook was stopped on May 7 as he was crossing the border, returning home from his job as a school psychologist in Delta, B.C., near the Canadian/U.S. border.
At the time he was stopped, he had his school laptop with him. Although no illegal images were found on the laptop, Brook appeared nervous when questioned by authorities. It is alleged he admitted downloading images of boys as young as six, engaged in sexual activity. He also admitted being in chat rooms where these types of images were exchanged.
Agents accompanied Brook to his home and he invited the agents in. They allegedly found 334 files on his computer and more videos on a thumb drive. According to investigators, some of these images depicted the rape of young boys.
Homeland Security agents later told the court, Brook's online chat room profile described him as declaring his "love" for "pre-teen/pubescent boys and young teens, no older than 14."
On Thursday, Brook was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. He was held in custody and appeared in U.S. District Court in Seattle yesterday.
A spokesperson for the Delta School District said Brook has been suspended. "We want to ensure our parents and school communities that student safety is our top priority and we take these incidents very seriously."
But the school district refuses to say which schools Brook worked at or give the ages of the children he worked with. They would also not say whether they plan to notify the parents of those children Brook had contact with.
Sgt. Sarah Swallow of the Delta police said authorities are unsure if Brook actually made any child pornography. Swallow also said no one has come forward yet but police expect to hear from concerned parents.
Brook is due to appear in District Court again this week.
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