5th Grade Teacher Charged With Distribution of Child Pornography

By Michael W. Chapman | May 1, 2018 | 4:34 PM EDT

5th grade teacher David
Gordon Weaks. (NBC 7 San Diego)

(CNSNews.com) -- A fifth-grade teacher who has worked in the San Diego Unified School District for 21 years was recently charged with distribution of child pornography, including videos involving a toodler girl with an adult male and another video involving a seven-year-old girl engaged in rough sex with an adult male.

David Gordon Weaks, 59, teaches at the Rosa Parks Elementary School in San Diego. He reportedly is married, has children and is a grandfather. He was arrested and charged on April 19 after Department of Homeland Security investigators discovered that Weaks' computer apparently was linked to a peer-to-peer file sharing program that some child pornographers use. 

As the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California reported, "On April 4, 2018, agents connected to a computer with an internet protocol address associated with Weaks’ residence in San Diego. Agents were able to download two videos directly from the IP address, both of which showed young minor females engaging in sex acts with adult males."

(Screenshot: YouTube) 

"Homeland Security agents, along with other law enforcement officers associated with the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, searched Weaks’ home yesterday morning [April 18] pursuant to a federal warrant and seized multiple computer and other digital items which were found to contain child pornography," stated the U.S. Attorney's Office in a press release. 

According to NBC's 7 San Diego,  one of the videos was 30 minutes long and included images of an adult male "and a female toddler wearing fishnet stockings and a sundress." A toddler is a child who is just beginning to walk, generally around one-and-a-half-years old. 

A second video about two hours long included images of an adult male and a prepubescent female and included a file phrase that read "pt 7yo-9yo-fullsex-spank."

Prior to working at Rosa Parks Elementary School, Weaks reportedly was a full-time teacher at Bayview Terrace Elementary School in Pacific Beach, starting there in 1996. 

Weaks is being held without Bond because he is considered a danger to the community and a flight risk. If convicted (Title 18, USC, Section 2252(a)(2)), Weaks faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 


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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman