A San Diego man who once worked as an elementary school teacher was sentenced on Friday to 120 years to life in prison for molesting four boys.
John Kinloch, 33, was convicted by a jury of 33 charges last month, including felony child molestation, attempted child molestation and child pornography.
Kinloch molested three boys he met over the Internet and another boy who was a former student.
The former elementary school teacher posed as a teenage girl online to lure boys to send him nude photos. The crimes occurred from 1996 to the time of Kinloch’s arrest in November 2012 as part of a nationwide child porn investigation.
In a video shown in court during his trial, Kinloch admitted to posing as a 13-year old girl in online chat rooms to get boys to send him nude pictures.
Investigators testified they found 2,000 photos and more than 250 child pornography videos on his hard drive.
A former teacher at Wolf Canyon Elementary School in Chula Vista, Kinloch was arrested in November 2012.
The mother of one of the victims, the boy who was in Kinloch's class, said she trusted her son's former teacher and he even became part of their family.
"From this point on, we pray that closure begins. Healing begins, " she said. "Justice will be served and all of this will be put behind us forever."