ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington pastor remained jailed Friday after being arrested days earlier and charged with possession of child pornography.
Police arrested Brett Monroe at his home in southwest Arlington on December 11. Officials say his arrest was part of a coordinated effort by police and the Department of Homeland Security.READ MORE: Suspect Charged In Connection With Gas Explosion At Dallas Apartment Complex
Because the arrest involves a coordinated effort with a federal agency and deals with child porn, officials are able to give few details on the case.READ MORE: Amid Fight Over Redistricting, Texas Legislature's 3rd Special Session Ends With Passage Of Bipartisan Bills
According to Monroe’s LinkedIn profile and an older version of a church webpage, he was on staff at Heritage Baptist Church in Arlington. All references to the 38-year-old on the church webpage have since been removed.
It has been confirmed that Monroe is a volunteer at Corey Academy of Fine Arts & Dual Language in the Arlington Independent School District.
Friday morning the district issued a statement that said, in part, –
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“To date, the district has not received any claims of inappropriate behavior from parents or students related to this individual. We encourage parents to talk to their children and report any suspicious behavior.
Prior to the arrest of the volunteer, the background check was clear.
The Arlington ISD will fully cooperate with the Arlington Police Department and any other law enforcement agencies should they require any information or resources from the district.”
Monroe is being held in the Tarrant County Jail on $15,000 bond.