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Internet crimes detectives arrest Ohio 2nd-grade teacher on child sex-related charges

A 61-year-old second-grade teacher in Ohio was arrested on charges accusing him of trading images depicting child pornography on Thursday, according to a spokesperson from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

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Amit Netanel was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on four felon counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Regional Electronics & Computer Investigations Section arrested Netanel at his house in Cincinnati, according to the spokesperson.

Netanel was a teacher at Rockwern Academy, a K-6 school in Sycamore Township. News Center 7 has since confirmed Netanel is no longer employed by the academy.

The sheriff’s office opened an investigation into Netanel’s activities after receiving information about a person trading images depicting child pornography via the Kik messenger app. The investigation yielded a search warrant, which was served on Netanel’s residence.

Anyone with information related to this case should contact the Regional Electronics & Computer Investigations section at (513) 946-8338.

RECI, among other duties, is the Greater Cincinnati Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

CORRECTION: News Center 7 previously reported that Amit Netanel was arrested at Rockwen Academy, but has updated the information as the arrest took place at his residence.

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