Twin Brothers, Both Former School Employees in San Jose, Arrested on Suspicion of Child Porn Possession a Week Apart

Twin brothers who both worked at Northern California schools were arrested a week apart in unconnected but similar child pornography cases, according to the Mercury News.

Clinton and Clifford Pappadakis, both 47, have been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Clifford Pappadakis is a former teacher and cross-country coach at Willow Glen Middle School. Clinton Pappadakis is a former off-campus track and field coach at Oak Grove High School. Both schools are located in San Jose, about 50 miles southeast of San Francisco.

Clinton Pappadakis had worked at Oak Grove for more than 20 years and was described by the Mercury News as “a fixture” in the area’s running scene. Clifford Pappadakis was employed at Willow Glen for more than 11 years, the newspaper reported.

Clifford Pappadakis turned himself in on Feb. 14 and is also charged with seven counts of annoying or molesting a child, according to San Jose police.

The school district began investigating Clifford Pappadakis in September 2017 after questions arose from parents about him taking pictures of female students. He was formally fired on Dec. 31.

San Jose police obtained a search warrant for Clifford Pappadakis’ home and allegedly found multiple images of child pornography, leading to his arrest.

Some Willow Glen Middle parents told police Clifford Pappadakis’ twin brother Clinton might be “associated to this case,” but police did not find any evidence Clinton was involved, the Mercury News reports.

However, Clinton Pappadakis was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for “suspicious activity” last September, according to KNTV.

Detectives searched Clinton Pappadakis’ home on Tuesday and child pornography was allegedly found on multiple devices.

He was relieved of his coaching duties at Oak Grove High after being charged.