North Carolina teacher arrested on child pornography charge

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina fifth-grade teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says in a release that Stefan Winfried Anders was arrested Wednesday after a month-long investigation and charged with 15 felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was given a written promise to appear in court on Thursday.

Last month, investigators said they searched Anders' residence and seized electronic devices and six computers, three of which belonged to the Orange County Schools.

Anders resigned after allegations arose about child pornography photos, which initially led to his suspension. The school system said no students were involved.

Last week, an operation targeting child pornography suspects led to 82 arrests across eight Southeastern states. In North Carolina, six people were arrested.