James Gill faces child porn charges

9:41 PM, Aug 9, 2013   |    comments
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By Anne Allred

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - An elementary school music teacher is accused of child pornography possession.

The investigation into James Gill, a teacher at Harvest Ridge Elementary School in the Francis Howell School District, started March 10. Police searched his home June 28.

Police say photos they recovered are not related to any individual students. They are images Gill obtained from the internet and kept on his computer.

The Francis Howell School District has put Gill on administrative leave and says he has not been in contact with any students since he was charged.

As a music teacher, he interacted with all grade levels at the school.

The Francis Howell School District started school this week, and a letter was sent home to parents.

Parents and students of the Francis Howell school district are shocked by this news.

"Because he, I never thought he would do something like that because he looked like a good person," said 9-year-old Jenna Sattley who had Gill as a second grade music teacher.

"When you here that it's sickening as being a parent," said her mom, Amy Sattley. "I am sending my kid to school every day thinking that they are going to be safe and I shouldn't have to worry about this kind of stuff."

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