Thomas Bouklas arrested
Thomas Bouklas, a retired teacher from St. John’s the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, was arrested Friday on charges of possessing child pornography.

A retired teacher from St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip was arrested Friday for allegedly possessing child pornography on his computer, Suffolk County police said.

An investigation by detectives with the computer crimes unit led to evidence that 64-year-old Thomas Bouklas was allegedly downloading and possessing child pornography over the Internet, police said.

Authorities executed a search warrant at the former teacher’s home in Holbrook, police said. Investigators seized computers, hard drives “as well as assorted media,” police said in a news release.

Bouklas is also a former soccer coach at the catholic school.

He was charged with possessing a sexual performance of a child. Bouklas was processed at the Seventh Precinct and transported to First District Court in Central Islip.

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