Retired teacher, coach accused of possessing child porn

Suffolk police say they have arrested a retired Catholic school teacher and soccer coach for possessing child porn. Detectives say Thomas Bouklas, 64, was downloading

Police say Thomas Bouklas was a teacher and former soccer coach at St. John the Baptist in West Islip.

Police say Thomas Bouklas was a teacher and former soccer coach at St. John the Baptist in West Islip. (1/11/13)

WEST ISLIP - Suffolk police say they have arrested a retired Catholic school teacher and soccer coach for possessing child porn.

Detectives say Thomas Bouklas, 64, was downloading and possessing child pornography. Police say they executed a search warrant at Bouklas' home on Arnold Street in Holbrook. Computers, hard drives and assorted media were seized.

Bouklas is a retired teacher and former soccer coach from St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip. The diocese says in a statement that Bouklas was still working recently at the high school as an assistant coach for the girls soccer team, but was let go pending the outcome of the investigation.

Bouklas was charged with possessing a sexual performance of a child. His next court date has not yet been set.

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