NEW: FBI doesn’t believe Corey Perry had partners in making child porn


The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it does not believe a Palm Beach Gardens middle-school teacher worked with anyone else while he allegedly produced child pornography.

Days after Corey Perry shot and killed himself when FBI agents approached him in Nashville, Tenn., to discuss the child pornography charges against him, they said their investigation remains open. As of Wednesday afternoon, the FBI and others were stil trying to find out if Perry, who was a teacher at Howell L. Watkins Middle School, has any more victims or if anyone helped him while he was on the run.

On March 24, FBI agents searched Perry’s West Palm Beach home, and the school told Perry he was not allowed to return because of the investigation into child pornography. Days later, Perry’s rental car was found abandoned in Fort Lauderdale. The FBI offered a $25,000 reward on Thursday for any information leading to his arrest, and the following afternoon, he was found at the Delux Inn in east Nashville, where he shot himself and was later declared dead at a hospital.

Though the agency received several tips, the FBI said it found Perry “as the result of sophisticated investigative techniques.”

The FBI has identified victims but will not say how many, what their ages are or if they went to the school where Perry taught.

Parents who believe their children may have had contact with Perry over social media or on the phone are asked to contact the FBI at 754-703-2000.



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