Two twin brothers, Clifford and Clinton Pappadakis, lost their California jobs after being busted on child pornography charges just a week apart in two different cases. Police are still investigating but no evidence suggests the two cases were related.
Both men, who were 47 years of age, were arrested in the span of seven days on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Authorities have also confirmed that the two cases in which the brothers were involved were unrelated.
Clinton, who taught at the South San Jose high school, was arrested by police, but Clifford turning himself into police on Valentine’s Day. According to Mercury News, both brothers were under suspicion since last year.
Scott Young, a rival coach at Santa Teresa High School, made the following statement:
“This is not something I thought was a possibility…It’s just sad and disheartening.”
According to Fox News, East Side Union superintendent Chris Funk has also issued the following statement:
“We are disappointed to learn of these allegations as we expect our employees to be professional and ethical in their interactions with students, other employees, and the community.”
So far, there is no evidence to suggest that the arrest of one brother caused the investigation of another brother. However, a police report claimed several parents at Willow Glen Middle School suggested that Clifford Pappadakis’ twin brother, Clinton, could be connected to the case. However, the police report confirmed there is no evidence the two cases were connected.
Who were Clifford & Clinton Pappadakis?
Both brothers were coaches. One twin coached track at Oak Grove High School and the other coached cross-country at Willow Glen Middle School, with both schools reportedly across town from each other.
Clinton has been charged with suspicion of possession of child pornography. Clifford has been charged with possessing child pornography and multiple counts of annoying or molesting a child, connected to allegations he took photos of female students’ private areas.