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Montgomery Co. elementary school worker arrested on child porn charges

WASHINGTON — A Montgomery County Public Schools employee was arrested Friday and faces multiple child pornography charges.

Maryland State Police arrested Sean Renfrew Kelley, 30, at his Silver Spring home at 7 a.m. He is charged with seven counts of possession of child porn and three counts of distribution.

Kelley was a temporary, part-time lunch hour aide at Cloverly Elementary School in Silver Spring. He was also formerly employed at “Kids After Hours,” a day care center at Cannon Road Elementary School.

Maryland State Police believe that the images were commercial photographs and were not of any Montgomery County Public School students. The charges stem from digital images shared and downloaded from the internet.

Melissa Brunson, Cloverly Elementary School’s principal, said in a letter to parents that Kelley was immediately put on administrative leave.

A team of psychologists and counselors will be available on Monday, Jan. 8 for students who need support, said Brunson.

Kelley awaits his preliminary hearing, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2 at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Rockville.


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