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San Jose Police Department
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SJPD Arrested Teacher for Annoying a Child and Possession of Child Pornography
Filed under Press Release, on 2/15/2018 6:14:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Annoying or Molesting a Child and Possession of Child Pornography CASE NUMBER: 17-251-0493

LOCATION: Willow Glen Middle School, 2105 Cottle Ave., San Jose
 
 
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 
ADDRESS: 
 
 
SUSPECT: Clifford Pappadakis AGE: 47 Years 
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect Clifford Pappadakis

 

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) Task Force arrested Clifford Pappadakis for seven counts of Annoying and Molesting a Child (misdemeanor) 647.6 PC and one count of Possession of Child Pornography (felony) 311.11(A) PC.

On September 8, 2017, parents of Willow Glen Middle School students observed Physical Education Teacher / Track and Field Coach Clifford Pappadakis taking photographs of female students.  Parents grew suspicious of his photography actions and reported his actions to the school staff.

The San Jose Unified School District initiated an internal investigation that also prompted an immediate police response.  Pappadakis was placed immediately on administrative leave.

ICAC detectives initiated a criminal investigation. Search warrants were executed for Pappadakis’ computer and residence.  Numerous electronic devices were seized and forensically examined.  Forensic investigators located numerous inappropriate images in Pappadakis’ possession.

On December 13, 2017, ICAC detectives submitted the investigation to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office.  In February of 2018, an arrest warrant was issued for Pappadakis.  On February 14, 2018, Pappadakis self-surrendered at the San Jose Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Brian Spears or Detective Mike O’Grady of the San Jose Police Department’s ICAC/CED Unit at (408)537-1397.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below.  Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

 

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Jason Ta #3265
DATE: 2/15/18 TIME: 6:00 PM DATE: 2/15/18 TIME: 6:00 PM


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