(posted April 23, 6:15 pm) — The American Nicaraguan School (ANS) issued a statement this afternoon stating that its “employment relationship” with alleged U.S. pedophile William James Vahey was terminated on March 11, 2014, and that the pornographic evidence he was caught with predates his tenure in Managua.
“Mr. Vahey worked for this institution since August 12, 2013 to March 11, 2014. He was fired immediately by ANS administration after having found inappropriate photographic material belonging to him. This photographic material was collected by Mr. Vahey in other countries prior to his arrival in Nicaragua,” the school said in a statement.
Vahey is being investigated by the FBI, which claims it has one of the ex-teacher’s thumbdrives with pornographic photographs of at least 90 alleged victims, dating back to 2008. Vahey worked in American international schools in nine different countries since 1972. His last post was in Nicaragua. He committed suicide on March 21, 2014.
“The ANS administration reiterates its mission to protect all its students and guarantee the well-being of all the members of its educational community,” the school said in its release.