A Rhode Island religious teacher was among 11 men busted in a statewide child porn sting, police said.
Gary Kabler, director of education at Temple Habonim in Barrington, was arrested for possession and transfer of child pornography, Rhode Island State Police announced Tuesday.
Officers spent three months undercover and found pornographic images and videos on the suspects’ computers.
All 11 were trading child porn online, but not with each other, Capt. Christopher Dicomitis told the Daily News.
Dicomitis said he wasn’t sure how many images each of the suspects had but noted, “Even if it’s just one image, it’s illegal."
Kabler, a 51-year-old from East Providence, teaches religious school classes at the temple as its education head. By Wednesday, his photo and name had been deleted from the school’s website, WJAR reported.
Donald Moore, a 67-year-old registered sex offender, was arrested alongside the teacher. The other nine suspects are: Keith Anderson, 39; Mao Lorn, 51; Matthew Corr, 25; Nicholas Jollimore, 29, Edward Garabedian, 66; John Anderson, 69; Nathaniel Wahl, 31; Joseph Phillips, 39; and Daniel Cruz, 30.
Investigators do not believe any of the men inappropriately contacted children, police said.