school principal charged With possession of child porn
A one-count information was filed today against Troy Czukoski, 42, of Exton, PA, charging that on October 18, 2012, he possessed more than 150 but less than 300 images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. 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.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years incarceration, which includes a mandatory five year term up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.
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