School Janitor Arrested After Acting As 11-Year-Old Girl’s ‘Secret Admirer’ and Having Child Pornography On His Phone

Photo Credit: NY Post/ Blair Co. Prison

An elementary school janitor was arrested for allegedly acting as a

“secret admirer”

to an 11-year-old student and saving dozens of photos of child pornography on his cellphone, NY Post reported. 

Ethan Colpetzer, 30, worked as a custodian at Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School in Claysburg, Pa. Colpetzer allegedly asked other staff members for details about an 11-year-old girl. He began to send her candy, gifts, and notes under the guise of a

“secret admirer.”

After a month of consistent gift giving the child left a note asking who her admirer was to which Colpetzer responded


The disturbing detail alarmed teachers, who knew no child by that name, which prompted them to alert authorities. Before that, another employee had caught Colpetzer snapping photos of students in the cafeteria, including a


photo of the 11-year-old girl

“bent over”

at the lunch table.

Police discovered 74 images of young children performing sexual acts, including one image displaying bestiality (sex between a human and an animal) in his phone. He was arrested on March 7th and taken to the Blair County Prison, reports reveal. 

He later confessed to police that the photos he saved were from the internet and that he was the

“secret admirer”

who left the gifts and candy for the 11-year-old girl. His bail is set at $100,000.

School district officials told WTAJ,

“We are disturbed and disheartened by the information included in the allegations and wish to note that we have not received any further reports or other information suggesting that any Claysburg-Kimmel School District student was made subject to any form of inappropriate contact other than that which has already been reported.”

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