Former Kansas City school custodian charged with possessing child porn
WDAF / Jackson County
Perry Smith

By Makenzie Koch, WDAF

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) -- A former North Kansas City school custodian is now facing child pornography possession charges.

Perry Smith, 53, has been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography, a class B felony, in Jackson County.

Smith was a facility manager at Gracemor Elementary School. But the district said after officials learned of the charges, Smith was terminated. The district doesn't believe any of the alleged incidents happened on school property or involved students.

Court documents say investigators with the Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force received nearly two dozen "cybertips" of photos of child pornography allegedly downloaded to Smith's computer.

When investigators searched Smith's home and personal computer, they found more than 300 pictures and several videos containing child porn.

Smith also gave consent to have his cellphone searched, where detectives found more deleted child porn, according to court records.

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