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Pastor charged with child porn also a school bus driver

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

After his wife found thousands of files on his computer, a children's pastor was arrested on child porn charges, but new information shows he may not have been around children just at church.

Tony Waller was the children's pastor at Jonesboro First Assembly of God and was arrested last week on child porn charges.

While Waller was a children's pastor, he also had a job at a Region 8 school.

Mike Skelton, assistant superintendent at Jonesboro Public Schools, confirmed Waller was a substitute bus driver for the district.

Waller was a sub for nearly 7 years, but he never had a consistent bus route.

Skelton said they never received any complaints about Waller or had any inclination that Waller was inappropriate.

When the school learned about the charges, Skelton said they were proactive with dealing with it by accepting Waller's resignation on Tuesday.

According to JPD, Waller admitted to a 20 year addiction to child porn.

Waller will appear in Craighead County Court on those child porn charges on June 29.

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