Elem. School Teacher Indicted on Child Porn Charges

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    Alex Alejandre

    An elementary school teacher has been indicted by a grand jury on charges that he produced and received child pornography.

    Justin Coleman, 35, of Falls Church, Va., was indicted with two counts of producing child pornography, two counts of attempting to produce child pornography, receiving child pornography, and possessing modified child pornography.

    “This indictment alleges a pattern of disturbing, predatory behavior toward young girls,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to doing everything we can to safeguard our children from the urgent threat of exploitation and abuse. Identifying adults who abuse positions of trust to engage in this sexually explicit conduct is our highest priority.”

    Coleman, a fourth-grade dual language teacher at John Adams Elementary School in the Alexandria City Public School district, was arrested on April 6 on receipt of child pornography charges.  An Alexandria Public Schools spokesperson said the teacher was terminated on May 12.

    According to the six-count indictment, Coleman allegedly created videos in which he caused two female minors -- who were unaware at the time -- to engage in sexually explicit conduct.

    The indictment also accuses Coleman of attempting to produce child porn with seven additional unaware minor females, including two who were students of his while he worked at a summer camp in Italy in the summer of 2010.

    Coleman is also alleged in the indictment to have adapted existing child pornographic images to depict former, minor female students from Japan and Alexandria to appear to be engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

    The indictment also accuses Coleman of receiving via the Internet videos and images of minor children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.