San Diego Elementary School Counselor Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

An investigation by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force catches Thomas Henry Ceglarek, 53, a San Diego elementary school counselor for possessing child pornography on two computers.  He now also faces charges of perjury for lying on his application to get a court-appointed attorney.

Ceglarek signed a financial affidavit claiming  he was unemployed, had not received any income in the past 12 months, and requested a court appointed attorney at the government’s expense.  The truth was that he was still employed by the San Diego Unified School District and making about $70,000 per year, prosecutors said.

Ceglarek is scheduled to be sentenced May 24 by U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz.

Mar, 08, 2011