Deputies: Polk teacher left cell phone showing male porn on desk

Vadi Velez-Gonzalez, 47. Polk County Jail booking photo

MULBERRY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Mulberry High School teacher was arrested on obscenity charges after students reported seeing adult male pornography on a phone sitting on his desk at school.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigators say Vadi Velez-Gonzalez, 47, also used his cell phone to look at a male online dating site during school hours.

Velez-Gonzalez’s arrest came after four different ninth grade students in Gonzalez’s intensive reading class reported seeing adult male pornography on Gonzalez’s iPhone. The phone was sitting on his desk in plain view on Oct. 28, according to an arrest affidavit.

The first student approached Velez-Gonzalez’s desk to ask a question about an assignment and said she saw websites depicting adult male pornography on his cell phone. The pornography included a slide show with images of two adults having sex and a picture of a naked adult male.

The affidavit said that the student returned to her desk, then went back to Velez-Gonzalez’s desk because “she could not believe what she saw.” When she returned to his desk, she used her phone to record a video of what was being shown on Valez-Gonzalez’s phone.

Three other students saw his phone on his desk and saw the same type of images and videos. The students also reported it to authorities.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a search warrant for Velez-Gonzalez’s phone and say he has visited the mobile website adam4adam.com a total of 382 times between Sept. 30 and Oct. 13. Detectives say they discovered that on at least two occasions, Velez-Gonzalez visited the website during school hours.

Detectives determined through forensic examination of the phone that on Oct. 28, the students saw running advertisement banners for the site on the Safari internet browser application on Velez-Gonzalez’s phone, depicting adult male pornography.

On Monday, Nov. 2, PCSO deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Velez-Gonzalez, who lives in Riverview. He was arrested and charged with four counts of showing obscene material to a minor and four counts of using a two-way communication device to commit a felony.

PCSO detectives worked with the Polk County Public School District during the investigation. On Friday, Oct. 30, Gonzalez was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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