A former Delta, B.C., teacher has been charged with three counts of child pornography.
Elazar Reshef, a 52-year-old Surrey man, was charged July 2 after an investigation began in March 2019.
Surrey’s RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit said in a news release Friday that it received a notification from an electronic service provider that alleged that an account user had child pornography in their possession.
Police said they’re releasing this information because Reshef is a teacher and has direct contact with children.
So far, no Lower Mainland children have been identified as potential victims, police said.
In a statement to Global News, the Delta School Board said upon hearing Reshef was being investigated by the police in July 2019, it immediately removed him from any interactions with students within the school district.
The district confirms he has not been at work since July 2019 and has not been permitted on Delta school property since that time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.