A former second grade teacher with Memorial School in Milford, Massachusetts was indicted on a charge of possession of child pornography on October 1, 2020 in federal court.
33-year-old Vincent Kiejzo was found to be in possession of approximately 6,000 images of "apparent child pornography stored within a thumb drive, including images that involved a prepubescent minor or a minor who had not attained 12 years of age."
The Department of Justice advises that anyone with concerns or information about the case should contact them at (617) 748-3274.
The single charge filed against Kiejzo carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison, between 5 years and life under supervised release, and a possible fine of up to $250,000.
After initially denying that he possessed child pornography, he later admitted that the images recovered belonged to him according to an affidavit.
“When agents advised Kiejzo that they had located child pornography on a thumb drive that was plugged into the television in his room,” the affidavit said, “Kiejzo admitted that child pornography was on the thumb drive and that it belonged to him.”
WCVB states that the Schools Superintendent Kevin McIntyre stated Kiejzo had been placed on administrative leave upon hearing of the charges. A substitute teacher will take of his class.
On Friday, October 2, Kiejzo entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. He was later released on an unsecured bond with several conditions which include residing with his father in Milford and having no internet access. He will also be subjected to electronic monitoring and forbidden from having contact with anyone under the age of 18 while he is on release.
He has a court date scheduled for November 13 at 9:30 am for an initial status conference.