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Utah school board member BUSTED with child porn

A Salt Lake City school board member has been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor after an investigation found images of child pornography, including some with children as young as 5 years old.

Joél-Léhi Organista faces eight counts of sexual exploitation, Fox 13 reports.

Officials said Oganista reportedly admitted that he downloaded, viewed, and kept the files.

Salt Lake investigators said they were tipped off to Organista by a CyberTipLine report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They found a Dropbox account he owned containing at least five child porn images, the arrest report says.

The report also says he operated a Snapchat account and communicated with children who said they were between the ages of 12 and 17. He allegedly asked them for naked photos and for them to perform sex acts.

Organista was elected to the school board last November and began his term in January. He was born in Mexico City and moved with his family to Salt Lake City.

According to his LinkedIn page, he has been an active Latino organizer, including serving as national vice president of youth for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) .

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[Featured image: Joél-Léhi Organista/Salt Lake City School District]