former school principal pleads guilty to possession of child porn
PHILADELPHIA - Troy Czukoski, 42, of Exton, PA, pleaded guilty today to 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. U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis scheduled a sentencing hearing for August 12, 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 faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison, a mandatory five years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, 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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