A Portland High School teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges by State Police.  

According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, Gerald White,44,  of Freeport, was arrested by the Computer Crimes Unit at Portland High School on Dec. 15. On Dec. 14, police seized computers from his home this morning at 252 Lower Flying Point Road.  White is charged with possessing sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12.  He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail, McCausland said.

White is an art teacher at Portland High.  White’s computer was seized and an initial examination showed dozens of images of child porn, but none of the children depicted are believed to be from Maine.  The Computer Crimes Unit  began investigating White after receiving a tip.