City Heights elementary school teacher arrested for distributing child pornography

Posted at 3:29 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 02:22:19-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego elementary school teacher was arrested this week and accused of distributing child pornography.

Authorities arrested 59-year-old David Weaks, a fifth-grade teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary School in City Heights, Thursday and charged with distributing child pornography of young girls, including a toddler, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

According to documents, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security special agent was able to download two child pornography videos of young females from Weaks computer through peer-to-peer software.

The IP address associated with the download was tracked to a residence in San Diego and a subscriber with the last name of Weaks, the complaint says.

Authorities say a search of Weaks' residence and his computer revealed numerous files featuring child pornography.

The complaint said Weaks admitted to obtaining and distributing child pornography through the file-sharing software over the internet. He also admitted to possessing similar materials on an external hard drive.

Weaks is scheduled for a detention hearing on April 24. The government has requested he be held without bond on the grounds that he "is a danger to the community and a flight risk."

He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine if convicted.