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New child porn charges for former Canterbury teacher

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Posted at 7:47 AM, May 11, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The former Canterbury School teacher and coach facing charges of sex crimes against a minor has a list of new charges levied against him.

Lee County Sheriff's Office website shows Deane was arrested Tuesday.

20 listings were shown - for "possession, control or intentional viewing of child sex conduct" as well as several individual counts of possessing 10 or more images of such material.

At a Wednesday morning hearing, a total of 14 counts were officially charged. Bond for the new charges was set at $420,000.

The judge also ordered Deane to have no internet access.

Deane, whose home address is just across the street from a Bonita Springs elementary school, was originally arrested and charged in early April on charges of promoting child sexual activity and lewd behavior with a minor.

Those charges stem from an alleged encounter with a boy with whom Deane communicated on the apps Grindr and Snapchat.

In those initial charges, Deane was ordered to surrender all electronic property for further investigation. The state clarified the new charges are not directly connected to the victim in the original case.

Deane is currently in the Lee County Jail. Records indicate his next court appearance is due on June 13.