He was once known as a “Great Teacher”

Ernesto Cortez was once known as a “Great Teacher”. The 52-year-old first-grade teacher was arrested Aug. 16 after authorities found several pornographic images and over 40 videos of underage children on the first-grade teacher’s personal devices.

The investigators found multiple images of children in sexually explicit positions, adding that many of the images had been deleted but were still in the computer’s recycle bin folder.

Cortez’s sentence could range from probation up to three years in prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender.

Cortez will be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2017.