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Sam Rayburn ISD aide arrested for child porn

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 12:31 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2022 at 11:44 AM CST
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BONHAM, Texas (KXII) - A Sam Rayburn ISD educational aide was arrested Wednesday for possession of child pornography.

Fannin County Sheriff Mark Johnson said a search warrant was served at the residence of Kevin Lynn Chambliss, 50, of Bonham, Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022.

Lieutenant Frank Deater with the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office says they were alerted earlier this month by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about Chambliss, an educational aide for Sam Rayburn ISD, after an IP address he visited was flagged for child pornography.

On Monday the sheriff’s office seized Chambliss’ electronic devices at his home for suspicion of child pornography.

And on Wednesday, when Chambliss was brought in for questioning, law enforcement said his personal cell phone he had with him had more than 400 images of child pornography on it, and he was immediately arrested.

“That’s his fantasy world, that’s what he lives for. There’s really no remorse,” said Deater.

After his arrest the sheriff’s office notified Sam Rayburn ISD’s school resource officer, the superintendent, and Chambliss’s employment was terminated.

“Investigators determined Chambliss was an employee of the Sam Rayburn ISD and both the Superintendent and School Resource Officer were quickly notified of the investigation,” Johnson said.

In an email to parents and staff, Sam Rayburn ISD superintendent Lance Campbell said Chambliss was placed on leave Tuesday pending investigation after they were notified by law enforcement that a search warrant relating to child pornography had been executed at Chambliss’ residence.

Campbell said Chambliss, who passed an FBI criminal background check prior to his employment, was terminated from Sam Rayburn ISD upon the district learning of his arrest.

Campbell encourages any current or former students or parents with questions, or if they have any information related to Chambliss, to contact his office, a campus administrator, or law enforcement.

Chambliss remains in the Fannin County Detention Center with a $40,000 bond.

“They prey on the weak. And they’re very good at masking, at blending and then when they get into those environments they’re very good at grooming these individuals and they don’t know they’re being abused,” Deater said.

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