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FBI: Vahey molested at least 90 students

FBI: Vahey molested at least 90 students

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The FBI is asking for our help.

They say William James Vahey is a suspected serial child molester, who began the acts in the early 70's.

Last month, Vahey was found dead in a Luverne, Minnesota hotel room.

They want people who may have been molested by vahey to come forward.

It may have been 40 years ago, because Vahey told the FBI he has been molesting children all his life.

64-year-old, Vahey, committed suicide in a hotel room in Luverne, Minnesota at the end of March.

The FBI issued a search warrant two days before he was found.

They wanted a thumb drive that allegedly contained pornographic images of boys starting around 2008.

Kyle Loven, with the FBI said Vahey allegedly molested at least 90 students.

"As far as the number of victims, it is an obscene number of victims, there's not question about it. If he is not the worst child predator, he's certainly one of the worst that we've encountered here," said Loven.

The FBI said Vahey reported items as stolen.

His maid later came forward and admitted to stealing a thumb drive from him.

She turned it into the American school where Vahey was teaching in Nicaragua because of inappropriate images of boys sleeping or unconscious.

The FBI said the school then confronted Vahey, and he admitted he was molested as a child and has been molesting others all his life.

He added he gave sleeping pills to his victims.

The school gave the thumb drive to the American Embassy who turned it over to the FBI.

"We are not able to determine if these 90 boys were the only victims, or if there were additional ones, because we are talking roughly 30-35 years. There could be other students, perhaps their images did not show up in the thumb drive, and again, we are just trying to determine if there are additional victims out there, and we want to get a handle on that number," added Loven.

The FBI said Vahey has taught at 10 different American schools around the world.

They urge anyone who has any information to please come forward.

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