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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Brooklyn - 'Perv' teacher: Toss molestation photos because FBI tricked me


The Brooklyn teacher's aide charged with molesting a young boy in an elementary school wants some of the evidence in the case dismissed because an undercover FBI agent tricked him into sharing damning computer files, he claims.

The teacher’s aide, Taleek Brooks, is seen sexually assaulting the boy in seven pictures that were seized from his computer last March after law enforcement authorities overheard him blabbing in an Internet chat room about his interest in “black boys 10 years old and older,” investigators said.

An FBI agent, using the web name “Evilboy,” asked Brooks to share some of his files through a password-protected document-sharing tool called GigaTribe. Brooks complied with the “friend” request — giving the FBI access to his alleged illicit prediliction.

But his defense lawyer Michael Weil said that the files should not be admissible in court because of the trickery involved.

"Obviously, Mr. Brooks would not have consented to the entry if he understood the agent's true purpose," Weil wrote in a motion.

Weil is also trying to have the court discard Brooks’ confession in the molestation case. If found guilty, he’ll face 15 years in prison.

Brooks is well known in Crown Heights, thanks to an image of him creepily dressed as the Easter Bunny, which appeared on the Public School 243 website.

By John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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