Taft School Teacher Arrested on Child Porn Charges

FBI agents arrested Richard Doyle at his Litchfield home Tuesday.

By Bob Connors
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 5:42 PM EDT
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Taft School Teacher Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Richard Doyle has been placed on administrative leave from his teaching position at The Taft School in Watertown after his arrest on child porn charges Tuesday.

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A teacher at the exclusive Taft School in Watertown was arrested Tuesday on charged child pornography charges.

Richard Doyle, 63, was taken into custody by the FBI at his home in Litchfield Tuesday morning, federal authorities said.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a law enforcement agent logged into a public internet file sharing program on Oct. 24 and Oct. 27 and downloaded images depicting child pornography from shared directories maintained by Doyle.

FBI agents seized computers, thumb drives, and other computer components from Doyle's home and from The Taft School on Tuesday.

Doyle was placed on administrative leave from The Taft School Tuesday after state police contacted school administrators, according to a statement released by the school.

"There is no indication, at this time, that any of our students were involved or at risk at any time," the statement read.

Doyle is charged with receipt, distribution and possession of child pornography. He was scheduled to appear before a judge in federal court in Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon.

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