Teacher Busted For Child Porn…Just Gross

David Carswell, 55, Found Guilty In Barrie Court

A man who was entrusted with taking care of young children in Ontario schools has been convicted of “possessing child pornography” after a judge found that his explanation for why he searched for naked kiddies was “ludicrous”. Carswell had accessed and paid for hundreds of images of children.
Judge Nancy Dawson in sentencing Carswell stated that his explanation was ludicrous. The “whole scenario is ludicrous,” Dawson said and found the 55-year-old guilty of possessing child pornography.
“Looking for (the student) in child pornography sites would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. It is nonsense, wrote Dawson, adding if Carswell was so concerned, he should have contacted police.” “Carswell says in 2002 saw an image he thought was (the student) and this seemed to fuel his access pattern and using his credit card. … If he was so concerned about children, he had other steps he could take and was aware of this.”
The Ontario Teachers College has not dealt with him yet and no word is offered on whether or not he will be suspended from teaching.

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3 Comments

  1. Chris
    Posted June 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    well if he was found guilty, they would be stupid to let him teach ever again

  2. Anonymous
    Posted June 15, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    He was removed from teaching but worked at the simcoe county board of education until he RETIRED… he was my sons teacher the year he was arrested and I still have bad dreams and worries about what went on.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted June 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    to comment further – my son couldn't stand him, he (Mr. Carswell) told us that unless he was directly supervising our son, that the trip to the science centre was off. If we knew then what we know now…… I also had to reprimand the same teacher for calling students "idiots".


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