Former student arrested for possession of child pornography

A former American River College student and elementary school employee was arrested and booked Tuesday night for possession of child pornography.

Marcus Rubio, 21, worked at Coyle Avenue Elementary School in Carmichael as a recreational aide and attended the most recent spring semester at ARC, with early childhood education as his listed major.

In a voicemail sent to parents, Principal Donna Kenfield said that the child pornography in question has nothing to do with the students at the school.

Trent Allen, senior director of community relations at the San Juan Unified School District says that they are working with authorities in the ongoing investigation.

According to Sgt. Lisa Bowman, sheriff detectives were notified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that they were tipped off from an internet provider reporting images of child pornography.

Sacramento Sheriff’s Hi-Tech Crimes detectives were able to get a search of the internet provider address that turned out to be Rubio’s.

Possession of child pornography is a felony and Rubio is currently being held on bail for $50,000 at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

The Current will update the story when more information becomes available.

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