Kyle Banner, 48, of Brick Township, has been charged with official misconduct and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly posted pornographic images of himself taken in a Toms River Intermediate North classroom on a public Twitter profile, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
On May 23, Mr. Banner surrendered himself to the Toms River Township Police Department, where he was processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing, according to a press release issued by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Then investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, theOcean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, the Toms River Police Department Detective Bureau and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, determined that students had viewed the pornographic images via his public Twitter profile, according to a press release issued by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, during the course of the investigation, detectives also discovered that Mr. Banner sent inappropriate photographs of himself to a student via Snapchat in October, 2022.
Detectives also recovered numerous images of Mr. Banner engaging in sexual conduct with himself in his classroom at Toms River Intermediate North, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said, “I would encourage parents to have a conversation with their children if they had this defendant as a teacher. If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Graham Borg of the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150, or Detective Stephanie Bayha of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3861.”
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