Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Possessing Child Porn

LOS ANGELES (CBS)  — Officials filed criminal charges Tuesday against an elementary school teacher they accuse of posting child pornography on a social networking site.

Silvestre Layug Ela, 53, a teacher with the LAUSD,  is charged with one count each of possession of child pornography and distribution of child porn, according to Deputy District Attorney Marc Beaart.

Ela is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The Carson resident has reportedly worked as an elementary school teacher for 15 years, and is currently assigned to teach fifth grade at Dominguez Elementary School.

If convicted of all charges, he could face up to three years and eight months in state prison.

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  1. Barbara Rivera says:

    He was my fith grade teacher
    :O

    1. Joseph Hernandez says:

      He was mine ,too!

    2. kevin o****** says:

      he was my fith grade teacher too! i think he did way more than we think. i remember in 5th grade mr ela got introuble and all the girls got called out and were asked how they were treated by him. and after that i never saw some of my female classmates

  2. Jasmin Ramos says:

    Cant believe Mr. Ela would do such a thing. He was such a great teacher and to think he would do something like this. What a disappointed. My brother was learning so much from him, and now he has a new teacher to get used to. Lets see what happens now.

  3. marian says:

    OMG Mr.ela you whee my teacher last year he was really mean

  4. Rene Diedrich says:

    In the current climate, it is possible your old teacher didn’t really do this. The story provides few details and I have heard tales of LAUSD making tall tales up about teachers that stand up. I don’t know. I hope not.

  5. chris w says:

    he was also my teacher in 98 i never suspected this

  6. ricky bradley nigga says:

    he was my camp robotics teacher .i dont think he did it where does a teacher get child porn?

  7. aileen says:

    There is still a chance he is not guilty. He is just accused.

    1. Anonymous please says:

      Aileen, he’ll never be allowed around children, read the headlines, he was caught with thousdands of pictures, that’s all the proof you need. Plus he’s admitted to having possession of these items. Don’t be blind.

  8. AMAIRANY G.!!!!!! says:

    I CANT BELIEVE THAT HE GOT ARESTED HE WAS A GOOD TEACHER BUT THINGS HAPPEN BUT WHY? HE WAS MY BROTHERS TUTOR FOR AFTER SCHOOL AND THATS HOW MY BROTHER IS GOOD AT MATH RIGHT NOW!!!!! IS HE COMING BACK TO DOMINGUEZ ELEMENTARY???? CAUSE IM IN THAT SCHOOL

    1. Jowell R. says:

      Hey Amairany! i know its harsh

  9. Jesty C says:

    OMG i use to go after school in his class

  10. Jowell R. says:

    Ahh Omg Mr.Ela Got arrested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT BELIEVE IT

  11. joseph v. says:

    wow. he was one of my teachers back in 98 to 99. goes to show you that u never truely know someone.

  12. Pearl says:

    Shocking,totally shocking. He is a good teacher. It’s true, you might think you know someone. This is a sad way for a good teacher to ruin his life.
    I’d like to think that he’s innocent, but he himself told LAPD that he downloaded the child porn. They didn’t just decide to pay him a visit for nothing. His involvement is much more than just curiosity.LAPD said that he posted some online as well.

  13. EMILY RUBIO says:

    HEY AIMARANY WAT R U DOING ON THE WEB SITE WELL IM ON IT CAUSE I WANNA BE A CHISMOSA HA HA HA ILL SEE YOU TOMORROW

  14. EMILY RUBIO says:

    OH YA I FORGOT HI JOWELL

  15. EMILY RUBIO says:

    MAN THAT IS TO HARSH ON HIM JOWELL YOUR RIGHT MAN

  16. EMILY RUBIO says:

    IDK WAT IF IT REALLY IS TRUE MAN BUT IM NOT GONNA SAY ANYTHING

    1. AMAIRANY G.!!!!!! says:

      ME EITHER LOSER JK ITS AMAIRANY

  17. sergio says:

    dam mr.ela got arrested hahaahaha i think its funnny ahahahahaha

    1. cinnomin678 says:

      your mean mr.ela was nice

  18. EMILY RUBIO says:

    HI AMY IF YOUR ON IT MAN I THINNK ITS KINDOF SCARY

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