Bradford L. Holstein Jr Charged With 25 Counts Dealing Child Pornography

Bradford L. Holstein Jr., 23, was arrested on Thursday by members of the state Child Predator Task Force on 25 counts of dealing in child pornography. This news must surprise his family and friends; Holdstein is pursuing a degree is Elementary Education at the University of Delaware and has taught at, both, the Old State Elementary School in Townsend and the Alfred G. Waters Middle School near Middletown.Middletown Trancript, has quoted school district officials as saying that “Holstein served as a student teacher in a first-grade classroom at Old State Elementary School last spring, followed by an eight-week assignment in an eighth-grade classroom at Waters Middle School that concluded earlier this month.”

According to Delmarvawide News, Holstein was arrested after the Delaware state Child Predator Task force executed a search warrant on his home following an online undercover investigation into thedistribution of child pornography. The search, of his home, lead detectives to find and take into custody multiple digital storage devices and four computers. Authorities later discovered that the computers and devices contained several video files containing child pornography.

It goes without sayingthat there is a huge safety concern to be addressed. There have been no complaints, at either school, during Holstein’s timeas a student teacher. Officials point out that Bradford L. Holstein Jr. has been charged with electronically distributing child pornography, not producing it. University of Delaware officials have stated that “all students teachers are required to complete annual federal and state background checks prior to starting their assignments.” Holstein is being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $875,000 secured bail. There is an ongoing investigation.