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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Former Erie Teacher Sentenced To 32 Years In Prison For Child Pornography Offenses

Erie, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 32 years in prison and lifetime supervised release on his conviction of violating federal laws related to the sexual exploitation of children, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cercone imposed the sentence on David Montgomery, 44.

According to information presented to the court, while Montgomery was employed as a teacher at Collegiate Academy in Erie, Pennsylvania, he made numerous videos and images that depicted him engaged in sex acts with a minor male. Montgomery also took sexually explicit photos of the boy. Montgomery’s illegal sexual contact with the victim began when the boy was approximately eight and the criminal conduct concluded when the boy was approximately fourteen. Montgomery gained access to the boy by paying for his travel to Erie from the victim’s residence outside of Pennsylvania. Montgomery and the victim also traveled together outside Pennsylvania on several occasions. Montgomery also took sexually explicit photos of another minor male who was approximately eight when the photos were taken. Montgomery also possessed numerous items of other child pornography.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Erie County Detectives Bureau, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Erie Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Montgomery.

Updated July 14, 2015