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Texas high school teacher facing child porn charge
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Texas high school teacher facing child porn charge
By Hannah Coffman @ October 1, 2010 4:39 PM
EL PASO, TX -- An El Paso high school dance teacher has been charged with possessing child pornography.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 34-year-old Marco Alferez was arrested Tuesday at his El Paso home, where agents seized two computers containing sexually explicit images of children.

An ICE spokeswoman says the Irvin High School teacher, who was arraigned Wednesday and faces a detention hearing Monday, was in federal custody. She did not know if he had an attorney.

The investigation was part of Operation Predator, an ICE initiative to protect children from sexual predators.

A school district spokeswoman says Alferez has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.