06-02-2004, 08:57 AM #1Former Member
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Cops: Tutor taped kids in restroom
The director of a private tutoring center in Chicago's Beverly community was charged Sunday with manufacturing and possessing child pornography at the Beverly Instructional Center where he worked with students. James Bradshaw, 62, of 10234 S. St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, appeared in court Monday.
Bradshaw was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail and was restricted from contact with children or the Internet, according to court officials.
A parent who used the bathroom at the center noticed a small lens and alerted police, Chicago police Lt. Dave O'Callaghan said.
A police investigation and search warrant netted graphic images of children in the bathroom belonging to Bradshaw, along with pornographic images involving children downloaded from the Internet.
A video camera had been taping in the bathroom for at least the past several months, O'Callaghan said.
Everyone who used the bathroom was found on tapes seized by police — including footage of the two police officers who investigated the bathroom.
Police will continue to investigate Bradshaw and will be interviewing students who attended the center, O'Callaghan said.
"We'll interview the students and see what the extent of the problem is, whether there was more than just the video," he said.
The center was closed Monday for the holiday, and phone messages were not returned.
06-02-2004, 11:06 AM #2
This story is so disturbing to me....not least because this is only a mile or 2 from my home...SICK!!Above is my opinion only