A music teacher at Oakdale Elementary School was arrested Wednesday on charges related to child pornography.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the suspect as Benjamin McMiller, who was arrested at his home and booked in county jail.
According to an initial CMPD report, detectives with the department’s Special Victims Division received an online tip on Oct. 20 that an individual was viewing child pornography in Charlotte. CMPD detectives, along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, determined that the online account belonged McMiller.
Detectives later when to his home and seized evidence, according to CMPD.
On Wednesday, McMiller went to CMPD headquarters and was interviewed by detectives. During the interview, according to CMPD, McMiller confessed to streaming the videos and was subsequently arrested and charged with four counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges specifically relate to the viewing and possession of child pornography.
He was released o $50,000 bond.
CMS released a statement Thursday saying McMiller was hired in August 2015 and was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.