Ellicott High School Teacher Arrested

January 7, 2019

In December an investigation began regarding child pornography.  As a result of this investigation, law enforcement has arrested Patrick McMahon, DOB: 2/23/90.

Detectives contacted McMahon at Ellicott High School on January 7, 2019 and was taken into custody without incident.  He has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center on the charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and is being held without bond.

Here is a statement from the Ellicott High School Superintendent:

“The District placed Ellicott High School teacher, Patrick McMahon on administrative leave. To our knowledge the allegations do not pertain to any of our students in Ellicott and did not happen on district property or on district time. Ellicott Schools will be cooperating fully with the investigation. Please direct any questions to Ellicott School District Superintendent Chris Smith.”

Although we do not believe there are any additional victims, if anyone has information that may be relevant or feel they have been a victim in this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666.

A mug shot of McMahon is attached to this Media Release.

MR 19-007