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NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – A North Providence elementary school teacher has been arrested for possession of child pornography.

Rhode Island State Police announced on Thursday the arrest of 52-year-old Anthony Martin of Lincoln after a warrant was executed at his home early Thursday.

The Superintendent sent a letter advising parents on the arrest: 

According to officials the investigation began when someone from his home searched for child pornography on the internet which tipped off police.

Martin has been a school teacher for over 25-years. Most recently he has worked as a music and band teacher at Stephen Olney Elementary School and Centredale Elementary School in North Providence.

Prior to that Martin worked in schools in Providence, Massachusetts, and Florida.

He is being held on a $5,000 bail and is ordered to have no contact with children and restricted internet use.

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