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School counseling center worker arrested on child pornography charges.

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Alex Wright court appearance; Courtesy: The Columbian Alex Wright court appearance; Courtesy: The Columbian
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A school counseling center worker in Vancouver has been arrested on child pornography charges.

The suspect, Alex Wright, had worked at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in the Vancouver School District since 2010, and made his first court appearance Friday morning.

Wright faces 18 charges for possessing and dealing child pornography.

Investigators said they found multiple video files on his computer with sexually explicit conduct involving children. Deputies then served a search warrant at his Vancouver home Thursday.

In court documents, they said Wright admitted to downloading the child pornography.

The Vancouver School District said he is now on leave.

They said they have checked computers at the school, and did not find any inappropriate use from Wright on them.

In a statement, the district said in part:

Mr. Wright had no criminal background at the time he was hired. District administrators have had no complaints about Mr. Wright's work conduct.

Wright is now being held on $50,000 bail.

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