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Former teacher, coach arrested on child porn charges

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A former Mid-Michigan teacher and current coach was arrested and arraigned on child porn charges.

A search warrant shows Stanley Holmes, 68, used to teach in Flushing, and is currently a track coach at Flushing Public Schools.

The school district said Holmes is the assistant cross country coach. The district said he was immediately suspended and any access to students or facilities has been terminated.

On Aug. 4 police in Tuscarora Township, that’s in Cheboygan County, got a call from a computer repair shop. 

Investigators said Holmes brought his computer into Meister Plans Computer Repair in Indian River. That’s when the company’s owner claims he found child pornography.

Police also searched Holmes’ home in the Cheboygan County community of Topinabee and said they found more files and thumb drives full of child porn and sexually abusive material.

Police said the victims appear to be in their pre-teens and teens.

Holmes was arraigned on Aug. 9 for possession of child porn and using a computer to commit a crime.

His Flushing Township home was searched on August 8. Flushing Township Police Chief Brian Fairchild confirmed that three computers, two laptops and numerous DVD's, CD's and floppy disks along with VHS tapes and other digital media were taken from the home.

Fairchild said all those items were being processed, but it's not clear how long that process will take.

"I kind of had mixed feelings towards that. Some people you might talk to might say it's not surprising, but I'm a little shocked. Yeah, because he was with the Flushing district for so long," said Kendra Minton, former student.

Holmes was Minton's sixth grade teacher.

"It's very sickening and I'm just glad they caught this guy and he's where he should be, behind bars," said Barb Cesaro, Flushing grandmother.

Minton hopes his crime doesn't take away from the good Flushing schools do for students.

"I hope it doesn't get this negative attention, doesn't get attached to the district because our district is full of awesome teachers who really care about the kids and we have a great school district," Minton said.

Police said it's not clear if Holmes manufactured the child pornography of if any victims are local.

Read below for the search warrant and statement from Flushing Community Schools:

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