Former Belton High School teacher arrested, charged with possession of child pornography

Posted at 12:27 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 14:48:11-05

Warning: Details in this story could be considered graphic.

A man was arrested after an investigation found he possessed child pornography. 

Belton police said that James Alleman III, 45, a former Belton High School teacher, was accused by a student for displaying pornography on a projection screen as he tried to begin class in September. 

The student told police that when the porn showed up on the screen, Alleman said: "that should have never happened." 

Alleman was placed on leave and Belton police searched the school-owned devices, as well as an external hard drive and MicroSD card located in his desk. 

Alleman was fired on Sept. 28.  

On Oct. 11, Belton police searched a school-issued laptop and found that Alleman searched for porn in both Chinese and Japanese, using terms that in English translated to "teen scandal," "webcam underwear teen," "teen video chat," "school masturbation" and other terms. 

On Nov. 7, police searched the MicroSD card and external hard drive. Police said that on the MicroSD card, four short videos were found. Officers found videos of a young girl who was changing clothes in a restroom, where her genitals and breasts were often seen.  

Police spoke with Alleman's wife, who said that the girl in the video was 10-years-old. She told police that the girl was in a home from which the Allemans had just moved from. His wife told police she was unaware that such videos were taken, nor that there was a camera in the bathroom. 

Alleman was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. 

Alleman has bonded out of jail. 

Belton ISD released a statement from Todd Schiller, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources: 

“The safety and well-being of students is our highest priority. Upon learning of inappropriate use of technology by former Belton High School teacher James Alleman, he was immediately removed from the classroom, and Belton Police Department was notified. In compliance with Board policy, the Superintendent reported Mr. Alleman to the State Board for Educator Certification.

Mr. Alleman was employed at Belton ISD from August 11, 2016 to September 28, 2018. 

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