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School Janitor Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Tucker man worked at Paideia School in DeKalb County.

A school janitor from Tucker has been indicted on charges that he received child pornography and created pornographic images and videos of minors, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

Josh Ensley, 51, who worked at the Paideia School in Atlanta, was arraigned in federal court today, Thursday, Nov. 29, before United States Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard. He is accused of filming boys and girls in the school's bathrooms and remains in federal custody.

Ensley was arrested after investigators found child pornography on a computer at his Tucker home. Between September 2008 and March 2011, Ensley is said to have ordered over 50 DVDs containing images of child pornography and child erotica from a website based outside the United States. 

Law enforcement officers were able to trace the purchases to Ensley’s house. They obtained a search warrant for the residence and were able to find the DVDs that Ensley had ordered, as well as videos filmed at the school.

The report says Ensley "used his access to the school to surreptitiously install cameras in the girls’ and boys’ bathrooms to capture students using the facilities over a period of several years."

The statement from the D.O.J. says the charge of producing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum confinement period of 15 years and a maximum term of 30 years in prison. The charge of receiving child pornography carries a mandatory minimum confinement period of five years and maximum term of 20 years in prison. Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000 and a period of supervised release from five years to life.

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