EX-TEACHER FACES CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Lawrence Gerken, a 61 year old former Copiague teacher, was found in possession of images depicting men having sex with minors. Gerken, of Calverton, was released yesterday on $250,000 bond in federal court in Central Islip. He is charged with one count of felony receipt of child pornography. If convicted, he could serve 5 to 20 years in prison. Gerken retired from the Copiague School District in 1999 after a 33 year career teaching technology and driver education.