Warden substitute arrested on charges related to child pornography

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WARDEN – A 53-year-old Warden man who served as a substitute teacher at Warden Schools was placed under arrest yesterday morning for voyeurism and FBI agents are looking into his involvement in child pornography.

Warden Police and the FBI assisted by undercover INET detectives served a search warrant Thursday at 609 South Ash Avenue in Warden and arrested Michael S. Leavitt. The investigation started in October 2017 when police received a complaint from a nine-year-old Warden school student that Leavitt, then an emergency substitute teacher, had used his phone to video record under her dress in her classroom.

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Police seized Leavitt’s phone and a subsequent search warrant and forensic investigation yielded evidence that Leavitt had viewed child porn on his phone, and evidence that Leavitt had deleted files from his phone. The FBI is now investigating possible possession and production of child porn by Leavitt. Leavitt was booked by the Warden Police Department for the initial charge of voyeurism. The investigation continues.