East Hampton Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges

A teacher at East Hampton Middle School has been arrested on federal child pornography charges, according to a recorded voice message that went out to parents.

Richard Hendricks, 31, a computer teacher,  was arrested Wednesday night on federal charges of possessing and receiving child pornography, according to Superintendent Judith Golden.

Golden says Hendricks, who lives in Ashford,  was placed on leave earlier this week as soon as officials became aware of the investigation. She says school officials have been fully cooperating with investigators.

Golden asked parents with concerns or information to contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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