John Stelmack – School Principal made his own Child Porn – Sick Twist

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a former Polk County principal charged with child pornography.

John Stelmack, 62, was arrested on five counts of possession of child pornography in December 2007 after detectives said they found nude pictures in his briefcase including one of a former 10-year-old student at Scott Lake Elementary School in Lakeland.

“He had taken this photograph of her, at school, and then had digitally moved her face over onto a nude body, which created child pornography,” Sheriff Grady Judd said at the time of Stelmack’s arrest.

Investigators said they also found a picture of a second young girl, who may have been a student at a school where he was affiliated with in the New York area.

Detectives later searched Stelmack’s home, removing a computer and a laptop they say had more photos.

Stelmack was arrested again in January 2008 on 12 additional charges of possession of child pornography.

Johnny Clevinger – School Psychologist – Decades worth of homegrown child pornography

Police say the FBI is now involved in the case of a Carteret County school psychologist charged with sex crimes.

Investigators say agents will look at computers seized from the home of 51-year-old Johnny Clevinger last month. Police say Clevinger took hundreds of lewd photos of children dating back several decades.

The FBI will be looking for more pictures or evidence the photos were distributed.

Clevinger is being held in the Carteret County jail on a $250,000 bond. He’s charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Clevinger is suspended with pay from the Carteret County Public School System pending an investigation.

Investigators said some of the pictures of naked children found in school psychologist Johnny Clevinger’s home date back at least two decades.

Authorities said they also expect to find more photos on three computers they seized.

“A number of photographs [were taken] right there at the house, and there was some information that he was utilizing the computers for this type of activity,” District Attorney Scott Thomas said.

Some of Clevinger’s neighbors said they were suspicious that something was wrong in the home. One neighbor said she had even called child protective services in the past after worries about Clevinger’s adopted children.

Clevinger worked as a school psychologist for the Carteret County School System.

They said every employee must undergo a criminal background check.

Before coming to Carteret County, Clevinger worked for schools in Louisiana and North Carolina, including Wilkes County from 1984 to 1996. He then worked at Person County Schools from 1996 to 2001.

An online profile of Clevinger states he has worked with troubled adolescent boys. It also lists nudism as one of his interests, and includes links to nudist Web sites.

“If that’s his lifestyle, that’s up to him,” Thomas said. “But that’s not a defense in a situation where you may have illegal photographs of minor children.”

But authorities said the investigation into Clevinger is ongoing, and they still don’t know exactly who or how many children were photographed.

Clevinger was arrested after a store clerk found lewd photos in film Clevinger dropped off for processing. He is being held in the Carteret County jail on $250,000 bond and is charged with first degree sexual exploitation of a minor and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Jim Schneider – Music teacher busted for child porn

Two men in Colorado Springs are facing charges connected to child pornography. One of them is a band teacher at a local middle school.

According to the arrest affidavit, Jim Schneider admitted to police that he had images of child porn on his home computer. Police say it was folks at Yahoo, Inc. that tipped off authorities. They found the disturbing images in an online photo album.

The case landed at the ICAC unit, in the Colorado Springs Police department. Schneider was arrested at his home on Wednesday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

It turns out he’s a band teacher at Timberview Middle School in Academy District 20. He’s also a tennis coach at Liberty High School. Police don’t believe any children in Colorado Springs are victims.

It’s a small relief for parents who trusted their children to a man now accused of this disturbing crime. Nanette Anderson is the spokesperson for Academy District 20. She says, “We know that families are concerned. The staff at Timberview is obviously shocked and saddened.”

Sgt. Bill Dehart heads the ICAC unit. He says, “The reality is, it’s the person closest to the children, the one you trust the most. It’s not the stranger.” He adds, that it’s a very small percentage of people working in schools that get accused of this crime, but it’s a sad reminder to be vigilant.

Schneider is no stranger to District 20. He’s been working for them since 2001. Officials there say he passed a thorough background check, including checks with the FBI.

Just two days earlier, in a separate case, Michael Eichsteadt was arrested at his home in Colorado Springs. Police say his ex-wife tipped off authorities that he had child porn on his computer. Police say they found several hundred videos and images.

Both men are free on a $3,000 bond. Officials at District 20 will only say that Schneider is on leave. They won’t say if it’s paid.

Robert Melvin Goode Jr. – School Administrator Arrested On Molestation Charges


A veteran North County school administrator was in custody Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing a child for six years, beginning when she was 8, authorities reported.

Robert Melvin Goode Jr., 60, surrendered to the Oceanside Police Department early Wednesday evening, several hours after the agency announced that he was being sought in connection with the alleged molestation of the girl, OPD spokesman Kelan Poorman said.

Last Friday, Goode, who is married and has adult children, resigned from his position as a high-level administrator for three affiliated private schools: Classical Academy in Escondido, Classical Academy High School in Escondido and Coastal Academy in Oceanside.

From 1983 to 1994, he was principal of Tri-City Christian School, a secondary school in Vista.

Poorman declined to provide details about the alleged victim, except to say that she did not attend any of the campuses where the suspect worked. Goode, an Oceanside resident, was booked into Vista Jail on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a minor, continuous sexual abuse of a minor and oral copulation with a person under age 14. He was being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail pending an arraignment hearing tentatively scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Robert Melvin Goode Jr. – School Administrator Arrested On Molestation Charges


A veteran North County school administrator was in custody Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing a child for six years, beginning when she was 8, authorities reported.

Robert Melvin Goode Jr., 60, surrendered to the Oceanside Police Department early Wednesday evening, several hours after the agency announced that he was being sought in connection with the alleged molestation of the girl, OPD spokesman Kelan Poorman said.

Last Friday, Goode, who is married and has adult children, resigned from his position as a high-level administrator for three affiliated private schools: Classical Academy in Escondido, Classical Academy High School in Escondido and Coastal Academy in Oceanside.

From 1983 to 1994, he was principal of Tri-City Christian School, a secondary school in Vista.

Poorman declined to provide details about the alleged victim, except to say that she did not attend any of the campuses where the suspect worked. Goode, an Oceanside resident, was booked into Vista Jail on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a minor, continuous sexual abuse of a minor and oral copulation with a person under age 14. He was being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail pending an arraignment hearing tentatively scheduled for Friday afternoon.