Former Fairless Teacher Sent to Prison on Child Sex Charges

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A standout educator in Stark County will now go to prison for a year-and-a-half.

37-year-old Fairless High School teacher Nicholas Valentino of North Canton pleaded guilty to a bill of information charging him with pandering obscenity involving a minor.

Investigators say child pornography was found on his computer.

He’s been away from school since being placed on leave last Summer.

The district tells the Repository that no Fairless students or families were involved.

Valentino taught high school social studies, being credited with raising test scores among his students.