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

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chambersburg Area School District Teacher Arrested On Alleged Sexual Exploitation Of Minors Charge

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jeffrey Schmutzler, of Fayettesville, Pennsylvania, was arrested today on charges of distribution and receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors alleged in a Criminal Complaint filed in federal court today.

     Chambersburg school officials were notified of the arrest.

     Schmutzler is scheduled to appear before Chief Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson at 4:00pm today in the federal courthouse in Harrisburg.

     U.S. Attorney Smith requests that anyone with information related to this matter please contact United States Postal Inspector Michael Corricelli at 717-257-5581.

     The case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s(ICE) Homeland Security Investigations(HSI) and the Pennsylvania State Police. The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

Updated April 16, 2015