GRPS teacher charged with child porn; on leave

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids Public Schools teacher faces child porn charges after a sting by Kent County authorities.

Philip Paauwe, 32, of Grandville, was charged Wednesday with possession of child pornography and using a computer to commit a crime.

Kent County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Joel Roon said that an undercover officer first made contact with Paauwe in November on a mobile app and then spent time building the case. Roon said Paauwe eventually told the undercover officer that he wanted to have sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.

Investigators then worked out where Paauwe was and learned he was in metro Grand Rapids. They ultimately discovered he had child porn.

Paauwe was arrested Tuesday and jailed on a $5,000 bond.

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