Twin brothers who both work as teachers have been arrested on child pornography charges just days apart.
Clinton and Clifford Pappadakis, both 47, have both worked in schools around San Jose, California, and helped coach children on multiple sports teams.
Clifford, a teacher and cross-country coach at the Willow Glen Middle School, was fired from his position on December 31 after a USB stick was found with photos taken up the skirts of some of his female students.
Concerns had been raised by parents in September after he was seen taking taking photos of a student in her bikini during a team swim practice, and he was seen ‘taking an unusual amount of photos at events and of cheerleaders,’ Mercury News reported.
Police searched his house on February 14 and found a number of pornographic images, most of which were of girls as young as five.
The images did not appear to have been taken by Clifford.
He has now been charged with possessing child pornography and multiple counts of annoying or molesting a child.
In a police report, several parents at Willow Glen Middle School suggested that Clifford Pappadakis’ twin brother, Clinton, might be ‘associated to this case’ but initially police could not find any indication that Clinton was involved.
However, Clinton was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.
When they searched his home they found the material on ‘multiple devices.’
Clinton had been a coach at East Side Union High School for the past 20 years, although he no longer works there.
East Side Union High School Superintendent Chris D. Funk said: ‘We are disappointed to learn of these allegations as we expect our employees to be professional and ethical in their interactions with students, other employees, and the community.
The district said in a statement: ‘The district is cooperating fully with law enforcement as the judicial process moves forward.’
No students are believed to have been involved in the alleged criminal conduct related to Clinton Pappadakis.