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FBI: Brooklyn teacher's aide filmed kiddy porn videos in classroom

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A teacher's aide at a Brooklyn elementary school previously arrested for sharing child pornography was busted again Monday night by FBI agents and accused of producing explicit videos of him inappropriately touching children in a school classroom, officials said Tuesday.

Taleek Brooks, who worked at PS 243 -- also known as the Weeksville School -- in Bedford-Stuyvesant,is accused of having more than 1,000 computer files depicting child pornography that he had allegedly accumulated for about seven years through a file-sharing program, according to a criminal complaint. Brooks allegedly confessed to those crimes, saying the children in the files he collected were as young as 10 years old.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan Azrack held Brooks without bail Tuesday afternoon. Brooks did not enter a plea, and his next court date was not yet scheduled.

FBI agents examining his computer and equipment that was seized last month in his bedroom found videos of Brooks molesting a young boy and spanking a naked child in a classroom, officials said. The FBI believes the videos were created between 2008 and 2011.

Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with P.S. 243’s staff Tuesday afternoon and spoke with teachers.

"As Chancellor, and as a father, I am horrified and disgusted at the charges we learned of today from the FBI,” he said in a statement. “Our paramount concern is for the safety of our students, and we are cooperating fully with the federal authorities." 

In a letter sent to parents, Principal Karen Hambright-Glover said FBI investigators would be at the school as early as today, as they looked into “unconfirmed reports” that Brooks’ videos were taken at the school.

A woman who answered the phone at PS 243, where Brooks had worked since 1995, declined to comment further. Brooks had already been suspended without pay after his arrest last month, officials said.

A message left for Brooks’ attorney was not returned.

If convicted, Brooks faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for possessing the videos and images, a minimum of five years for distributing them, and a minimum 15 years for producing the videos.

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