Special Ed Teacher Arrested for Child Pornography, Aggravated Incest ‘I Have Been Battling These Demons for a Long Time’

WASHINGTON PARISH (WGNO) - A Mt. Hermon junior high special education teacher has admitted to improper behavior with juveniles and possession of child pornography, according Washington Parish officials.

Murry J. “Joey” Duncan Jr. was arrested and charged Wednesday with Pornography Involving Juveniles. While in jail, Duncan was arrested again Thursday for Aggravated Incest.

When confronted with the allegations, Duncan confessed.  He stated, “I have been battling these demons for a long time.”

A thorough analysis of his computer, thumb drives and other accessories is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.  According to a release, child pornography was seized from Duncan’s home.

In addition to teaching at the school, Duncan was involved in other activities where he interacted with juveniles at athletic, church and camp events.

Police believe Duncan may have acted in a sexual manner towards other children.  Duncan told authorities Wednesday that he acted inappropriately to at least two other juveniles at a church summer camp held in another parish.

Those incidents are being investigated.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented, “Sexual exploitation of our children is a crime which defies explanation, but it is a crime for which Mr. Duncan will be held responsible. I congratulate our investigators and other agencies involved for arresting this predator and placing him in jail where he belongs.”

If any parent or guardians have any concerns about possible improper contact between Duncan and their child or any other children, they are asked to contact the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 839-3434.