Oakdale Elementary Teacher Arrested For Child Porn

CHARLOTTE, NC– “Oh no, not Mr. McMiller that’s very disappointing,” said parent, Jamea Hall.

Parents outside oakdale elementary were shocked to hear 32 year old Benjamin McMiller, the music teacher at Oakdale was arrested for child porn. Police say they received a tip on October 20th. After taking evidence from McMillers home, CMPD says he confessed to streaming the videos. Police arrested him on Wednesday and charged him with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

“Due to his job status, and his authority over children we feel the need to bring it to the attention to the community we serve,” said CMPD Lt. Tom Barry.

Police say the charges are for owning and viewing child pornography, but there’s no evidence McMiller had any physical contact with children. Superintendent Ann Clark says the district has counselors at the school if any child or parent has any questions.

“Reached out to our families to make sure they’re aware there’s an active investigation we’re not aware of any link to his role as a teacher in our district,” said Clark.

Some parents say they feel disappointed and left out of the loop after learning the news from us and not the school.

“I do cause this is my first time hearing it,” said parent, Lesonjia Aaron.

Parents say they remember their kids having chorale with Mr. McMiller.

“He seemed really nice I didn’t, that’s very disgusting and disappointing, I really hope it’s not true,” said Hall.