Chicopee school bus monitor faces child pornography charge

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A bus monitor for a western Massachusetts school for socially and emotionally challenged students is facing child pornography charges after allegedly asking a 14-year-old student for pictures of his body.

Chicopee police say 27-year-old Gregory Redmond is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of possession of child pornography.

Police say Redmond contacted the student online and offered him money and gift cards for the photos.

The student told school administrators, who called police.

Police say during the course of the investigation they determined that more graphic, pornographic photos were being sent. Police have seized computer equipment from the suspect’s home.

Redmond was a bus monitor for a bus that served the Valley West School.

It was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

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