Guilty Plea For Teacher Who Made Child Porn

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011  |  Updated 1:50 PM EDT
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Guilty Plea For Teacher Who Made Child Porn

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A man who taught fourth-graders at an elementary school in Falls Church plead guilty to making child pornography on Wednesday.

On April 6, 2011, law enforcement arrested Justin Coleman, 35, under suspicion of trading images of child porn.  He was identified by Italian authorities in a sting operation targeting Americans sending and receiving child pornography internationally.

Coleman was language teacher at John Adams Elementary.

He told investigators that he regularly viewed images and videos of minors engaging in sexual acts, and had a preference for watching girls between the ages of 5 and 12.

In addition to watching, the school teacher also produced pornography involving children.  Prosecutors said they found at least two videos in which he caused underage girls engage in sexually explicit acts with Coleman.  A search of his computers found 75,000 images of child pornography and child erotica, and 1,000 movies.  Investigators also discovered girls' underwear in his home.

School administrators had placed Coleman on leave following his arrest in the spring, and notified parents.

After pleading guilty to two counts of producing child pornography, Coleman faces a minimum of 15 years in jail.

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