Fired New Caney substitute teacher charged after child porn downloads tracked to his home

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A now-fired substitute teacher in New Caney is accused of possessing child porn.

A now-former substitute teacher in New Caney has been charged for possessing child porn.

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office says an investigation into the online trafficking of child pornography tracked illegal downloads to the Kingwood home of 62-year-old Kenneth Morphis.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for Morphis' home in the 2200 block of Lake Creek Drive.

During their search on Thursday, officials say Morphis confessed that he had been seeking and obtaining child porn online.

Investigators also reviewed his laptop and found a cache of pornographic images.

Morphis was a substitute teacher for New Caney ISD.

The district released a statement about the allegations, saying it fired him the same day officials searched his home.

Substitute teacher Kenneth Morphis was immediately terminated Thursday, Sept. 27, after New Caney ISD was notified by the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office of his arrest in Harris County. Student safety is a top priority for New Caney ISD, and the district will take appropriate actions to ensure the continued safety of students and staff.

He was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.

His bond is set at $10,000 on each count.
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