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Fayetteville Tech instructor faces child porn charges

Posted March 3, 2009

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— A Fayetteville Technical Community College instructor was charged Monday with having child pornography on his work computer.

Stephen Joseph Spear, 61, of Fulford McMillan Road in Raeford, was charged with 18 counts each of second- and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was released on a $180,000 bond.

Spear, a speech communication instructor at Fayetteville Tech, had images of girls as young as 7 in sexually explicit poses, authorities said.

Authorities didn't disclose how they found the images.

Fayetteville Tech spokesman Brent Michaels declined to say whether Spear is still employed at the school. Fayetteville Tech has policies against using its computers for creating, displaying or sending pornography, he said.

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  • LibertarianTechie Mar 3, 2009

    If these accusations turn out to be true, then I can only conclude the following about this person...

    1. He is an idiot for using his work computer to look at porn.

    2. He is perverted to look at children in such a manner.

    3. He should be fired from FTCC and be non-rehireable by the state.

  • Weaker Pelosi Mar 3, 2009

    errn: u beat me 2 it.

  • onedayatatime Mar 3, 2009

    Well he is only accused so far. Unless they have an ironclad case against him (I.E. witnesses) any computer could be compromised by a virus or other intrusion. If there are multiple users of the machine etc. etc. Yes it is a sick person that does this, but don't be so quick to judge someone over allegations.

  • sayitoutloud Mar 3, 2009

    Perv.

  • TStills Mar 3, 2009

    Doesnt get any creepier than that, people.

  • Piny tek Mar 3, 2009

    Being booksmart does not mean one is wise!

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Mar 3, 2009

    Obviously, vieweing child pornography is abhorrent enough, but what kind of idiot stores it on his work computer?

  • ERRN Mar 3, 2009

    Gross