Apparently, it didn’t take detectives long to find out Schwartz was allegedly looking at child pornography. Their investigation started just three weeks ago.
Schwartz’s family rushed out of the courtroom and into their car on Friday. They wouldn’t talk to reporters. Neither would Schwartz’s attorney.
What we all heard in the courtroom — the descriptions of child pornography videos Schwartz, a high school teacher‘s aide, is accused of watching — left everyone silent.
The prosecuting attorney described several videos involving adult men and children younger than six years old involved in sex acts.
Diane Daren, a former Quincy high school teacher, didn’t like hearing a Brookline teacher’s aide is accused of possessing or distributing child porn.
“It’s discouraging to think this is going on,” Daren said. “… And I think if you’re a teacher, kids should be important to you.”
Schwartz is charged with possessing child pornography and distributing material of a child in a sexual act. He can have no contact with any child under the age of 18.
Brookline Public Schools, the district where Schwartz has worked for 10 years, has notified parents of Schwartz’s allegations and arrest.
Pending $7,500 bail, Schwartz cannot approach any minor specifically at Brookline High School, his most recent employer, or Pierce School, where he worked prior to Brookline High School. He will also be monitored by GPS and have no access to the Internet at home or in public.
Schwartz is expected back in court in January.