Matthew Graziotti of South Daytona Florida Arrested on Molest and Child Porn Charges

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A former teacher at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona arrested for possessing and distributing child pornography is facing new accusations of victimizing children on the school campus.

FBI agents arrested 42-year-old Matthew Graziotti earlier this month after finding thousands of illicit photos on his home computer.

School superintendent Mark Tress repeatedly said no children from the school were identified as victims. He’s out of town Thursday, but said he had no idea of these new and disturbing developments.

“We’ve determined we do have more than one victim from Warner Christian Academy itself,” said South Daytona Police Lt. Dan Dietrich.

Dietrich confirmed his agency is investigating several cases of 13-year-old boys allegedly molested by Graziotti during an on campus sleepover event last summer. Graziotti ran the summer camp and was hosting junior counselors, who would help him with the younger children. The counselors spent the night.

“The kids got to stay, watch movies, have pizza and then sometime during the night, they were victimized,” Dietrich said.

Just 10 days ago, at a forum to address the former teachers arrest, Tress assured parents no school students had been identified as victims and that nothing happened on campus.

Tress said Thursday he wasn’t told about the new allegations and how they came to light is just as disturbing.

Police said in the thousands of images found on Graziotti’s home computer in Edgewater, there were pictures of the Warner Christian teens being molested by the suspect as the boys slept. Until then, the victims and their families had no idea anything had happened.

“They’re shocked and they are very upset, like any parent would be,” Dietrich said. “They had no idea their children were, they were, victimized.”

Meanwhile Edgewater police are working to identify possible victims there. One image discovered by the FBI allegedly shows Graziotti engaged in a sex act with a child at his home.

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