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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Former School Principal Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Porn

PHILADELPHIA - Troy Czukoski, 43, of Exton, PA, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for possessing more than 150, but less than 300, images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  At the time of the investigation, Czukoski was serving as Principal of the Springton Lake Middle School in the Rose Tree Media School District in Delaware County.  In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis ordered 10 years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.  Czukoski must report to prison on December 30, 2013.

Czukoski was identified through a website that sells child porn.  Records from that website showed the Czukoski had made purchases from 2008 through 2011.  A warrant was then executed on the defendant=s home, during which the defendant confessed that he had purchased the pornographic content over the internet.  Agents with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service found numerous CDs and DVDs, as well as two flash drives that contained images and video of child porn. Czukoski pleaded guilty on May 10, 2013.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

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