FBI Miami
Special Agent Michael D. Leverock
(754) 703-2000
April 13, 2017

Former Middle School Teacher Wanted by the FBI on Charges of Child Pornography

Updated April 18, 2017: During the investigation of this matter in the Nashville, Tennessee area on Friday, April 14, FBI agents approached an individual for questioning when the individual took his own life. No law enforcement personnel were injured. The individual was later determined to be wanted fugitive Corey Dejuan Perry.

Despite the main subject in the case now being deceased, investigators are still actively investigating the matter. At this time, we are not in a position to release any further details.

Original release:

Corey DeJuan Perry, 33, of West Palm Beach, Florida, is wanted by the FBI on federal charges relating to crimes against children.

Description:

  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 275 pounds
  • Scars or marks: Small brown, circular birthmark on left shoulder

Perry was a teacher at H. L. Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

He was last seen in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 24, 2017, around 2 p.m.

Corey Dejuan Perry 2
Corey Dejuan Perry 2
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A federal arrest warrant for production of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and enticement was issued for Perry on March 28, 2017, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts, or who thinks they may be a victim, is urged to call the FBI in Miami at (754) 703-2000 or your local police department.

Any parent or guardian believes their children may have had electronic/social media contact with Perry is also urged to contact the above-mentioned number and preserve such devices/communications for review by investigators.

The Palm Beach School Board Police Department, West Palm Beach Police Department, the State Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the FBI continue their investigation.

An agent will be available for sound between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the FBI office at the Flagler Center in West Palm Beach April 13, 2017.