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FBI agents visited a public school today in Brooklyn looking for more possible victims of an accused child predator who had been a teacher's aide. Taleek Brooks has pleaded not guilty to the charges but is being held without bail. John Noel reports.
Several parents have come forward to report their kids may have had inappropriate contact with a teacher's aide accused of making child pornography at a Brooklyn school, according to a law enforcement official.
The FBI spent the day at PS 243 in Crown Heights on Wednesday, meeting with administrators and parents.
Investigators also toured various classrooms to try and match up video they have from the computer of Taleek Brooks, a teacher's aide at the school, who has been arrested for making child pornography.
According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, an examination of a computer seized from Brooks uncovered a trove of self-produced child porn.
The videos included two taken in a school classroom, one of Brooks touching a child's genitals and another of him spanking a naked child, the complaint says.
Investigators believe they were shot sometime between January 2008 and January 2011. Both incidents appeared to have occurred in a school classroom.
Parents on Wednesday expressed shock, concern and revulsion as they dropped off students.
"He seemed nice. He seemed genuine. You would never think that it was him," Thea Williams said as she delivered her 7-year-old daughter to the school building, its bricks brightly adorned with a cheerful mural of a rainbow, balloons and flowers.
When she picked up the first-grader on Tuesday, "I grilled her," Williams said. "I asked her had she ever been alone with him. She said no."
She also talked to her 12-year-old son, who had graduated from the same school. He told her, "No, he never would have gotten that far with me."
"It's disgusting; it's disgusting," said Charmaine Maxwell as she dropped off her 6-year-old grandson.
"I can't believe it," Maxwell said. "Everyone believed he was such a nice person."
Brooks' lawyer and relatives declined to comment.
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Investigators are looking to see if there are any additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-5000.