Tucson teacher arrested on federal child pornography charges

Posted at 2:39 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 17:59:20-04

A Tucson middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly using a peer-to-peer application to download and share video files depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Ryan Bono, 36, of Oro Valley, was taken into custody by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, according to a media release.

Bono is charged in a criminal complaint with one count of distributing child pornography.

The complaint says Bono allegedly distributed child pornography to an HSI undercover agent.

Reviewing computers at Bono's home showered multiple video files depicting child pornography.

Bono, a language arts teacher at Math and Science Success Academy and a youth soccer coach, is currently in federal custody held without bond, according to a media release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Evidence does not indicate any of the youth Bono taught or coached were victims. 

Anyone having information that may be relevant to this case is asked to call 866-DHS-2-ICE or submit information using the HSI tip form.