Teacher nabbed on child porn charge while awaiting international flight at RDU

HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina teacher is in jail without bond after his arrest today on child porn charges.

Halifax County deputies say Jestoni Pestaño was sharing child pornography with someone in the Philippines through Instagram.

Pestaño is a science teacher at Halifax County Early College.

He was arrested at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport while awaiting a flight to Japan.

Pestaño was charged with felony second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Department of Homeland Security assisted with the man’s arrest. Deputies obtained search warrants for the school and Pestaño’s home.

The 36-year-old man is being held under no bond because of his potential flight risk, deputies say.

A news release says additional charges in the case are possible.

Halifax County Schools says Pestaño was suspended on Monday and later fired.

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