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    VT - Brant Nelson, teacher admits to distributing child porn

    Jumping in again, folks, after a hiatus (see the Jury Room please). So so sad that teachers and other helping professionals show up in news stories each and every day. Those who are tasked with protecting children and fall from grace should hang their heads in shame!! Thank God that this monster's friend was an ethical and caring person, concerned about child safety. Thank you for speaking out!! Local parents must be terrified.

    http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_19803544

    Former VA teacher facing child porn charge
    January 24, 2012

    "A former Vermont Academy teacher has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Former VA math and science teacher Brant Nelson was in federal court in Burlington Monday and is being held pending a probable cause hearing scheduled for Feb. 3. Nelson, who was fired from his position at VA after administrators there learned about the pending case, is facing federal charges for shipping or transporting child pornography across state lines..."

    and

    "....Vermont Academy administrators contacted the Vermont State Police on Jan. 6, alleging that a teacher had possibly been in possession of child pornography...."

    and

    "....The State Police interviewed the witness, who is a former VA employee, court records say. The witness had been a friend with Nelson for more than two years, and according to the affidavit, Nelson talked about his sexual desires and about using encryption techniques to hide the child pornography on his computer. According to the witness, Nelson also talked about his interests in several girls who lived at or near Vermont Academy...."

    and

    "....a Vermont State Police expert looked at Nelson’s computer and found numerous files that had been traded using a peer to peer program...."

    More at link

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    Former Vt. teacher accused of molestation, possessing child porn
    January 31, 2012

    "A former local high school teacher, arrested earlier this month for possessing child pornography, will face more charges when he appears in court next week.
    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont filed supplemental information earlier this week with the U.S. District Court supporting it's motion to keep Brant Nelson in jail..."

    and

    "....Nelson admitted to a friend, and later investigators, to molesting two children; he is currently facing federal charges for shipping or transporting child pornography across state lines...."

    more at link


    Hmmm. Looks like Dr. Nelson offered night-time stargazing:


    http://compasspaper.com/astronomy-ni...fered-p856.htm

    "....VA [Vermont Academy] math teacher and astronomer Brant Nelson will be on hand with his own telescope to point out the wonders of the celestial universe...."

    and

    "....Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and master and doctorate degrees from the University of California. His life-long interest in astronomy began at age 10 as he was growing up in Maine. At age 12, he owned his first of several telescopes and was soon attending the yearly Stellafane convention in nearby Springfield. While at Williams College, he studied under Dr. Jay Pasachoff, culminating in an honors thesis and the publication of an analysis of solar eclipse timing in the journal Solar Physics. He joined the VA staff in the fall of 2009 and is currently teaching Astronomy, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus. One of his main goals is to revitalize the school observatory through student and club use as well as through public outreach to the entire VA campus and surrounding communities...."

    more at link


    Nelson's been around. Other information about Nelson's background here:

    http://www.iheartmyteacher.org/index...-jan-2012.559/

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    When, oh when, will editors learn that child rape is NOT a sexual relationship? Folks do not do hard time for relationships. It's called rape!! This little girl is 11 now. She was a baby, for heaven's sakes, when she was abused.

    And this monster better do hard time.


    http://www.reformer.com/ci_20007567?source=rss_viewed

    Former VA teacher admits to sex crimes
    February 21, 2012

    "A former Vermont Academy teacher maintained a relationship [NOT A RELATIONSHIP!!] with a minor for over three years, and posted photographs of her on a Russian child pornography website, according to an affidavit filed in federal court last week.

    Brant Nelson, 47, who was fired from VA shortly after the investigation into his alleged activities began, is still in custody and is facing charges of producing child pornography. Nelson pleaded not guilty to the charge in U.S. Federal Court in Burlington on Feb. 3. According to the affidavit, Nelson was involved with a girl, who is now 11 years old, for three years, and had sexual contact with her one or two times a month over that period. Nelson also told authorities that he took photos of the girl and then downloaded the images to the Russian website. He later deleted the photos after receiving comments from people who wanted to see more, the court records show. Nelson took the photos in motel rooms in Norway, Maine, and Newport, Rhode Island..."

    and

    "...Pornographic videos of Nelson and a second young girl were also discovered on the computer of Kurt Harahus, of Bath, N.Y., who is under investigation for possessing child pornography...."

    and

    "....[Nelson] said he was only interested in girls between the ages of 5 and 13, before they reached puberty...."

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