West Memphis teacher arrested for child pornography

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - A raid on a West Memphis teacher's home resulted in child pornography charges.

At 5:30 a.m. Thursday, federal and local officers conducted a search warrant at the Marion home of Joseph P. Byrn, who is a math teacher at West Memphis High School.

Investigators do not believe any local children were involved in any of the child pornography they said was found on Byrn's home computer. Officers said Byrn obtained the porn by downloading it from the internet.

Byrn's computer was among items seized from the home. He is charged with possession of child pornography and could face additional federal charges.

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