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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 25, 2014

Former High School Teacher Sentenced To 108 Months Imprisonment For Possession And Receipt Of Child Pornography

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jeffrey Schmutzler, age 43, of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania was sentenced yesterday by Senior United States District Judge William Caldwell to 108 months’ imprisonment, a $15,000 fine and ten years of supervised release following his release from imprisonment after pleading guilty to possession and receipt of child pornography on July 29, 2013.

     According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, in March of 2013, federal and state law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania and found several thousand videos and images of material containing child pornography, including 1425 images Schmutzler created using existing child pornographic images and Photo-shopping the cropped images of heads from 136 students at the school where he was employed.  Schmutzler was employed as a teacher at Chambersburg High School. 

     This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

Updated April 9, 2015