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Scottsdale teacher's aide arrested for possessing child porn

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A teacher's aide working with special education students in a Scottsdale middle school now sits in a cell in the Fourth Avenue Jail. Alvin McClellan faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of minors for possessing child pornography.

The court paperwork does not list any earlier arrests or convictions for McClellan. The Scottsdale Unified School District is saying little about this case only that it is cooperating with Phoenix Police.

44 year-old McClellan is a teacher's aide working with special education students. He is a familiar face at Mohave Middle School.

"Uh it is awful he should not have been allowed on the premises let alone teaching it is sickening he could have even taken pictures of my kid," said Chelsie Rutherford, who has a daughter attending Mohave.

McClellan made his initial court appearance at the Fourth Avenue Jail Thursday. Police say they got information he was trading child porn on the internet.

Authorities got a warrant and searched his home with the help of the FBI. Inside they found a computer hard drive with graphic photos and videos. One of the videos showed sexual acts in which children between the ages of one and twelve were violated.

News of the arrest set off shock waves in the tranquil Scottsdale apartment complex McClellan called home.

"I think it is scary that these people are living in our community, definitely, and here," said Kaitlin Shanklin.

"It is kind of chilling, I believe that kind of act is reprehensible is wrong a crime against all of it... I am sad to hear it, but I am glad they got him," said Richard Cheney, a neighbor.

The court paperwork also said police discovered a letter from a child that McClellan knew. In that note the child described sexual abuse by McClellan.

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