A former ECISD special education aide, Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD teacher, and the son of a prominent West Texas football coach has been charged in federal court with distribution of child pornography.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Austin Berry has confirmed that 32-year-old John Allen Quisenberry of Pecos has been charged in a federal complaint with distribution of child pornography, which carries a five-year mandatory minimum term in federal prison and a 20-year maximum if convicted.
Superintendent Clarke Boyd with PBTISD confirmed Quisenberry was a history teacher at Pecos High School from August 2011 through Jan. 26, 2012, the day federal agents conducted a search of his home in Pecos.
Boyd said the district was not aware of the complaints or his actions, and had no further comment on the topic.
According to the State Board of Educator Certification, Quisenberry obtained a probationary certificate to teach social studies from eighth grade to 12th grade, which was effective Aug. 25, 2011, and expired August of this year.
ECISD spokesman Mike Adkins confirmed that Quisenberry was a special education aide with the district from Aug. 31, 2010, through June 2, 2011. According to previous stories in the Odessa American, Quisenberry worked at Odessa High.
He’s also the son of Randy Quisenberry, who has coached football throughout West Texas.
John Quisenberry has not yet been arrested on the charge.
According to the federal complaint, an undercover officer downloaded nine child pornography files from John Quisenberry’s computer on Sept. 21, 2011, which contained images of minors engaging in sexually explicit activities.
Some of the images include girls from 12 to 14 years old being bound and performing sexual poses wearing only corsets and stockings.
Agents also searched his residence Jan. 26, 2012, and interviewed John Quisenberry about what they found. According to the complaint, he admitted to using the file-sharing program to search for the images using the term “jailbait.”
John Quisenberry, according to the complaint, also admitted that agents could find images on his computer of girls who appear to be as young as 16 and that he is responsible for everything on his computer and any downloads from his computer that others would make because of the peer-to-peer program.