Former teacher convicted on child porn charges caught in Mexico

Former teacher convicted on child porn charges caught in Mexico »Play Video
Logan Storm.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A former Beaverton teacher found guilty on child pornography charges and who has eluded police after cutting off his ankle bracelet has been arrested in Mexico, law enforcement officials told KATU News Monday night.

Logan Storm, who was a teacher at Stoller Middle School, was convicted of possessing child pornography.

The judge let Storm go free until his sentencing in April even though he had taken off once before to Europe. On the night of Jan. 29/30, investigators said he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and left it in a park in Troutdale hours after he was found guilty.

In mid-February, U.S. Marshals found his silver Volkswagen Jetta in Los Angeles. The Oregon license plate had been removed, Eric Wahlstrom with the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Storm had hundreds of pornographic images and videos of toddlers and young girls on his computer equipment, according to the U.S attorney.

When investigators found the porn months ago, they said Storm fled to London where he hid out for nine months.

He was finally convinced to return to the United States and face the child porn charges.

While he was convicted of possessing child pornography, he was initially accused of child sex abuse. But those charges were dropped.

Law enforcement officials said Storm is in custody in Mexico.

Separate indictment

Meanwhile, by coincidence, law enforcement officials say an indictment charging Storm with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse was unsealed in Multnomah County Court the same day of his arrest.

He is charged with inappropriately touching two girls – both under 14 – at a public swimming pool July 10, 2007, law enforcement officials said.

The indictment does not elaborate on how Storm knew the girls but sources say they were not students at his school and he is not related to them.