A former Clear Creek High School teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Kenneth John Fontenot, 52, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced as part of a plea agreement, court records show. Fontenot will be required to register as a sex offender after his release.

Agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested Fontenot in March 2019 at his home, officials said at the time.

The investigation found Fontenot was sharing inappropriate pictures of children on the internet, officials said. Investigators discovered more than 1,105 videos and 187,689 pictures.

None of the images or videos appeared to involve any of Fontenot’s former students, however, officials said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com



Matt deGrood began working at The Daily News as a reporter in Sept. 2016.

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David Hardee

No matter how it gets accomplished these pervert/criminals are found and are/have to be punished. It is curious why the federal HMS agency is involved at the local level. Where and why were not involved and the primary prosecution arm for the arrest and trial? The question also is how these perverts are identified. Are they surveilled by the federals and identified? Or are they reported by local citizens that had children that were victimized?

Thankful that these perverts are being found and hope the victims are reporting them to parents and local authorities.

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