CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Aug 1 2012 - Fourth grade teacher David Kiluk will appear in federal court today for a detention hearing.
The George Washington Academy teacher is now facing federal child porn charges.
Investigators say they found “child sexually abusive material” on the 43-year-old’s computer.
According to court documents, Kiluk told investigators that he’s attracted to boys and has downloaded between 500-1,000 videos of child pornography.
He was taken into custody on July 25 when police executed a search warrant at his Clinton Township home.
Officials began the investigation that led to Kiluk’s arrest on July 12 when an agent with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force identified an IP address that was being used to share files that were identified as child pornography.
Investigators obtained a federal subpoena that allowed them to identify the IP address as belonging to Kiluk.
After serving the search warrant, investigators say they interviewed Kiluk and he admitted to downloading child pornography from the internet.
When investigators arrested Kiluk at his home, they found a young boy. Kiluk identified the boy as his eight-year-old foster child.
Kiluk denied having any inappropriate contact with any child.
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan is the agency that placed the eight-year-old boy.
A spokesperson for the agency tells 7 Action News that there will be no other placements in his home at this time.
The organization also released the following statement about the situation:
On the evening of Wednesday, July 25, Macomb County Child Protective Services informed us that one of our foster parents, David Kiluk, was being arrested on charges of child pornography and that an 8-year-old foster child had been removed from the home.
The safety and well-being of the children in our care is our top priority and we act immediately when there is any suspicion of possible harm to any child.
Lutheran Social Services conducts thorough background checks of all prospective foster parents. This includes an investigation into criminal history, including criminal sexual activity. Our screening of Mr. Kiluk late in 2011 revealed no criminal records.
We have learned that Mr. Kiluk was under investigation before his arrest. We were not aware of this investigation when we recommended licensing the Kiluk home for foster care.
The foster child had been in the Kiluk home for approximately three weeks. During that time, our staff saw nothing to suggest that the child was being mistreated or that there was criminal activity in the home. The child has been placed in another foster home.
The child will meet with forensic interviewers this week through Child Protective Services and will undergo a medical exam.
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan is cooperating with Child Protective Services and the FBI, which is handling the investigation, to ensure that justice is done.
7 Action News has contacted the Mount Clemens Community School District for comment. They say they have not yet been contacted by any police agency about the charges.
The district confirms that Kiluk has been employed by the district since 2001.
The district goes on to say:
The District considers the safety of our students to be of the highest priority, and we take matters such as your report very seriously.
We will immediately begin an internal investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of this report, starting with a search of the federal district court criminal complaint docket.
Based upon the outcome of the investigation, the District will take appropriate action to insure that the safety of our students, and to insure that we are in full compliance with board policy and the state law which restricts, and in some cases, prohibits the employment of teachers who have been convicted of certain criminal offenses.