Larry Foley, who was arrested on Monday afternoon, has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to new documents made public Wednesday.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI in the United Sates District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky on Tuesday, Foley violated code section 18/2252(a)(4)(B), which is described on the complaint as “knowing possession of one or more matters which contain any visual depiction that has been shipped or transported using any means or facility of interstate or foreign commerce, including by computer, and the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexual explicit conduct and such visual depiction is of such conduct.”
Found within the United States District Court Eastern District of Kentucky Central Division's criminal minutes of Foley’s initial appearance, Foley’s appointed attorney is Elizabeth Hughes. He will have his pretrial detention hearing and preliminary hearing on Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Gus LaFontaine reiterated in a Wednesday release the fact that “no investigation with students of LaFontaine Preparatory School is necessary.”
According to a previous Register article, LaFontaine sent out a news release Tuesday with the information that Foley’s house had been searched by federal law enforcement Monday and he had been arrested. LaFontaine, in the release, said that when he learned about the allegations (which were not public information at that time), Foley was terminated. Foley had been a part-time teacher this year and had previously been a third through fifth grade social studies and engineering teacher.
“I share the concerns of our school family. Four out of my five children attend our school. As their father, I am in a unique position to ensure that their school experience is not only high in educational quality, but safe. I feel the same personal responsibility toward the children of our school families,” LaFontaine said in the news release.