Feds Slap Buffalo Grove Middle School Teacher With Child-Pornography Charges

(CBS) — A Northwest suburban teacher faces child pornography charges.

WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports from Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove.

Although John Vastis has taught public speaking at the school for 19 years, Police Chief Steven Casstevens says the charges do not involve his students.

Teacher Charged With Child-Porn Offenses

generic cbs 2 wbbm web Feds Slap Buffalo Grove Middle School Teacher With Child Pornography Charges
WBBM 780/105.9FM

“I’ve been assured by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that this investigation did not involve the school or any child who attends the school,” he said.

Instead, the charges deal with a boy, now 17, whom the 51-year-old Vastis allegedly met online a year ago.

The boy allegedly offered Vastis pornographic videos and photos and at least twice supplied them to him.

Vastis also was charged with receiving video containing child pornography.

Federal agents arrested Vastis at his Lakemoor home before classes were set to begin.

More From CBS Chicago

Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.
News Via Email

Listen Live