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Facing Child Porn Charges, Plainfield North Coach Resigns

Max Estes was arrested last week in Chicago.

Max Estes
Max Estes
Facing two counts of child pornography possession, a Plainfield North High School wrestling coach and career and technical education teacher has resigned, the district announced Tuesday.

Read: Plainfield North Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges

District 202 Director of Community Relations Tom Hernandez said Max Estes, 26, submitted a written resignation, and the board of education formally accepted the resignation at its Monday night meeting.

Estes, who was a first-year teacher and coach last school year, was arrested last week on child porn charges after the Cook County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered evidence he had shared child porn online, according to the Chicago Tribune. A search of Estes' Chicago home uncovered numerous videos and photos of children engaged in sex acts on his laptop, prosecutors said.

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  • Last week, Hernandez said the district had not learned anything that would indicate District 202 students were involved in any way in Estes' alleged crimes.

    As a condition of his bond, Estes is not allowed to have contact with anyone under age 18, or to use the Internet or a cell phone.

    Estes passed all required background checks before starting work in District 202, Hernandez said last week.
    joe July 17, 2013 at 01:18 PM
    Well sir, we reviewed your resume, and you are very qualified to coach, and teach. We will hire you after you take, and pass a lie detector exam just to show us, and the school board that you're not a sexual predator. We had one in the past, and we don't need another one.
    Kevin S July 17, 2013 at 07:00 PM
    A lie detector? Unfortunately, Tony, there is no such thing. That's why they are not admissible in most any court. Rudimentary at best and easy to manipulate.
    T-Bone July 17, 2013 at 08:34 PM
    Tell Maury Povich that Kevin! HAHA!
    John July 25, 2013 at 02:15 AM
    @Kevin S Easy to manipulate? Why then would the FBI continue to use polygraph tests as part of screening for security clearances?

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