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Booking photo of Frank Pugliese III, charged with possessing child pornography.A Baltimore City school teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography.

The suspect, Frank Joseph Pugliese III, is a teacher at Baltimore's Monarch Academy, a public charter school. He also was employed at the Compass Academy in Arbutus, a school for special needs children, for about 15 years.

Pugliese, 43, of the 1200 block of Tugwell Drive in Catonsville, is charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, and has been released on bail.

In early August, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit conducted an online investigation of child pornography shared via the internet and found images of child pornography associated with the suspect's IP address.

Subsequent investigation found that Pugliese had downloaded and shared numerous files depicting videos and photographic images of prepubescent girls (ages six to 9).

Police executed a search and seizure warrant on Pugliese's Catonsville home on September 1. Detectives found evidence of deleted child pornography files.

Police have no evidence that Pugliese abused children or photographed or recorded children.

On July 15, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit received information about a subject who wanted to purchase a child for a sexual act.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect wanted to purchase a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy for sex. A detective assumed an undercover identity, posed as a pimp, and began online communication with the suspect. During an online conversation with the suspect, the detective also posed as a 15-year-old boy. The suspect indicated in that conversation that he wanted to engage in a sexual act with the boy.

The undercover detective told the suspect that he could meet the boys in a room at a Baltimore County hotel. When the suspect arrived at the room, he knocked on the door and it was answered by an undercover investigator. The suspect was then taken into custody.

The suspect advised the detectives that he is employed by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. Beaver worked as an aquatics instructor for the summer camp and has held various positions at both JCC locations -- Parks Heights and Owings Mills.

Detectives also discovered that he had been a soccer coach and is a retired Carroll County school teacher.

Held on Bail

The suspect has been identified as 58-year-old Charles David Beaver of the 3000 block of Main Street in Manchester. He has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor and related charges, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

This investigation was conducted by Baltimore County detectives and other members of the Maryland Child  Exploitation Task Force. The Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force is comprised of Baltimore County Police , FBI and other local jurisdictions.

Contact Police

Detectives do not know if Charles David Beaver actually abused anyone but are asking anyone with information on him to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Booking Photo

A booking photo of Charles David Beaver is shown below.

UPDATE (June 16):

The Crimes Against Children Unit has completed its investigation into this incident and found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the Perry Hall High School teacher in this case.

Original release (June 5):

Early this morning, at about 3 a.m., police from the White Marsh precinct investigated a suspicious condition reported at the precinct by the mother of a 15-year-old Perry Hall High School student. The complaint involved numerous text messages sent back and forth between the girl and one of her teachers, a 42-year-old man.

The officer viewed several dozen texts and found that they described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student. The initial review of the available evidence indicated that a more detailed investigation was necessary. A copy of the report was sent to the Crimes Against Children Unit and the Safe Schools Facilitator.

Today at 9:45 a.m., police responded to the girl's home for a report of a disturbance. The girl's father told the officer that the girl's teacher -- the same teacher who had sent the texts -- had just showed up at this home without permission, saying he wanted to talk. The girl's father told the teacher to leave, but the teacher refused. The girl's father then struck the teacher with a baseball bat. The teacher and the father gave slightly different versions of the assault, which did not occur in the presence of the officer.

The officer found that the teacher sustained minor injuries and advised him of the process for filing charges for second-degree assault (a misdemeanor). The teacher said he did not wish to pursue any charges.

The teacher was advised by the officer that he would be arrested if he returned to the family's home.

The officer also advised the girl's family of the process for applying for a protective order.

This incident is under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crime Against Children Unit. Names of the persons involved in this incident are not being released because of the active investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the report will be presented to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. The State's Attorney's Office will review the report and decide if any charges will be brought.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016