A Michigan public school teacher caught with pornography on his school issued laptop allegedly used the machine to search for a braless photo of actress-singer Miley Cyrus, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit.
Paul Gust, 45, who is also the former director of technology for Saugatuck Public Schools, was caught in November with explicit images on his computer when he opened a presentation he was preparing for the school board in front of another staff member. That's when "a nude female's pubic region with her legs spread apart" was projected onto a screen, according to a thesmokinggun.com report.
After officials seized the computer, Gust tried to negotiate with the district's superintendent, first offering to purchase the computer, then asking for the hard drive to be wiped clean. Finally Gust asked that "the computer not be turned over to law enforcement," according to the FBI affidavit.
However, the school district sent the MacBook to a private company for forensic analysis and found Gust had used the computer to search for "Miley Cyrus's age and then for a picture of her braless." At the time of the search, the pop singer hadn't yet turned 18.
The forensic's company also recovered at least seventy images, 18 of which were identified as being of underage children, according to thesmokinggun.com report.
Gust hasn't been charged with any crime, but the FBI's warrant and the agency's desire to conduct its own forensic examination may portend trouble, the smokinggun.com said.