Howard County Teacher Charged for Lewd Images of Juveniles

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BALTIMORE, MD – A Howard County High School history teacher has been arrested after being caught by police with images of naked children on his computer.

Lawrence Costella, 32 works at the Altholton High School as a special education teacher.

According to Baltimore County police detectives Costello was charged with Distributing and possessing CASM.

“He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. During the course of the investigation, Costella was employed as a teacher in Howard County,” HCPO said in a statement today.

At this time, police do not suspect that Costello had any inappropriate physical contact with any children or students at the high school.

 Superintendent Michael Martirano issued a letter to the parents of the school letting them know about the arrest of the second-year teacher.