Christopher H. Speights (Courtesy of Maryland State Police)

A Prince George’s County substitute teacher from Capitol Heights has been arrested and charged with child pornography, Maryland State Police announced Thursday.

Christopher H. Speights, 34, worked as a teacher and basketball coach at Bradbury Heights Elementary in Capitol Heights, police said.

Speights also has been and may still be employed as a coach for the South County Sports Academy, investigators learned.

State Police received information in December about Speights allegedly possessing pictures of child pornography on his computer that he received and distributed.

Speights faces six counts of possession and three counts of child pornography. Police said more charges are pending.

Prince George’s County Public Schools said it has severed ties with Speights and will “cooperate fully” with law enforcement during the investigation.

“Any behavior that brings harm to a child will not be tolerated in any way in PGCPS,” the schools system said in a statement. “Over the past year, we have made significant changes to increase student safety and remain committed to ensuring a quality education in a safe environment for all students.”

Anyone with information who may have had contact with Speights can call 410-953-8272.

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