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Math teacher arrested on child porn charges

A math teacher at Narragansett Regional High School in Templeton was arrested and charged Tuesday with receiving and possessing child pornography, officials said.

Warren Anderson, 26, of Lowell and Harvard, used Dropbox and Kik to exchange between 20 and 30 gigabytes of child porn on at least five different devices, according to a complaint filed in US District Court in Boston.

Agents with the Department of Homeland Security interviewed Anderson Tuesday morning at his residence in Harvard as part of an investigation into the exchange of child porn on Kik. Anderson admitted to using “websites on the dark web” to get his child porn, which included photos and videos, according to the complaint and a statement from US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling’s office.

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Anderson told agents that Kik had shut down a previous account of his, and that last week he both uploaded and downloaded child porn using his laptop, according to the complaint.

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Anderson faces one charge of receiving child porn and one charge of possessing it. The charge of receiving child porn has a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of up to 20 years in prison. The charge of possession of child porn carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

The Narragansett Regional School District did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Anderson is being detained pending a probable cause and detention hearing on Monday.

Andres Picon can be reached at andres.picon@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andpicon.