Montgomery County teacher charged with possession of child porn

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Kate Jacobson,Montgomery County

A Montgomery County music teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Baltimore County police say Lawrence Joynes, 54, of Baltimore County, has been charged because of material found on a computer in his Dundalk home.

Joynes is a music teacher at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring, and has been with MCPS for 27 years. He has been placed on administrative leave.

School officials sent a letter home with students on Friday, and sent a recorded phone call home to parents.

Joynes is currently in the Baltimore County Detention Center on $1 million bail.

kjacobson@washingtonexaminer.com

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