Detroit— Federal prosecutors have charged a fourth-grade teacher from Macomb County who also is a foster parent with possessing and receiving child pornography.
David Joseph Kiluk, who teaches at George Washington Academy in Mount Clemens, was charged Friday after federal agents allegedly found 55 child porn photos and videos on his home computer.
The Clinton Township man told investigators he was attracted to boys but had never inappropriately touched a child, including his foster children, according to federal court records.
Kiluk, 43, is being held without bond and faces a detention hearing Tuesday in federal court.
FBI and U.S. Secret Service agents started investigating Kiluk earlier this month for allegedly using a software program to publicly share and download child porn on the Internet, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
An FBI agent and New Baltimore police detectives went to Kiluk's house Wednesday, but he refused to talk to them or let them inside his home, according to the complaint.
Before leaving, they spotted an 8-year-old boy walking through Kiluk's house.
Investigators returned the same day with a search warrant.
They asked Kiluk about the boy.
Kiluk said he was the boy's foster parent. The boy has a learning impairment "and could not tell us what his name was," an FBI agent wrote in the criminal complaint.
The boy was placed with Kiluk through Lutheran Social Services and has since been placed in another foster home.
The boy had lived with Kiluk for about 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," Lutheran Social Services said in a statement Monday.
He will meet with forensic interviewers this week and undergo a medical exam.
Lutheran Social Services conducted a background check on Kiluk last year. The check revealed no criminal record, the agency said.
The interim superintendent of Mount Clemens Community School District also did not return a phone message Monday.
Kiluk told investigators he had two other foster children in 2010. Kiluk also told the FBI agent he had downloaded 500-1,000 videos of child porn featuring boys ages 10-12 years old.
The FBI agent said investigators knew he had videos of younger boys, according to the complaint.
"Kiluk affirmatively nodded his head," the FBI agent wrote.
The criminal complaint indicates Children's Protective Services were notified, but it is unclear whether the boy was removed from Kiluk's home.
A state spokeswoman could not be reached immediately for comment Monday.