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Former Newport News Public Schools substitute teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A former substitute teacher for Newport News Public Schools was arrested Friday for possession of child pornography.

Michael Scott Porter

The department's Special Victims Unit executed a search warrant on the home of 50-year-old Michael Scott Porter of Newport News, which revealed he was in possession of child pornography.

News 3 spoke with people who live in Porter's neighborhood in the Epes part of the city.

"They kept to themselves. They say hi and all that, but they never…socialized a lot," said one neighbor who did not want to appear on camera.

Porter was arrested and charged with three counts of child pornography.

Gilbert Juarez, another neighbor who has lived in the area for more than a decade, said, "That’s kind of crazy because it's right down the street. I don’t think it’s surprising because it happens everywhere. There’s always someone in the neighborhood doing something."

Porter is a former substitute teacher for Newport News Public Schools and Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge. He was a substitute for NNPS from August 2017 until he resigned in August 2018.

Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge told News 3 the last record they have of Porter working for them was more than 20 years ago.

Porter has been booked into the Newport News City Jail.

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