Fairfax County teacher arrested for child porn, Arlington County police say

- A Fairfax County teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to authorities.

The Arlington County Police Department announced 56-year-old Robert Rowe of Arlington, who is currently a teacher at Sandburg Middle School in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, was taken into custody Thursday morning.

Detectives said they received a tip about Rowe’s alleged criminal behavior and he was arrested following a search of his home in the 1200 block of S. Forest Street.

According to police, there was no evidence to suggest Rowe had inappropriate contact with children.

"The teacher has been suspended, effective immediately," Darwin Baker, principal at Sandburg Middle School said in part of a written statement. "At this time, we have no reason to believe that any of our students are in any way involved or directly affected."

Rowe was being held without bond.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call Det. G. Sloan at (703) 228-4198 or email gsloan@arlingtonva.us.

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