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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ex- Missouri high school teacher goes to prison for child pornography

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former high school teacher received a 10-year federal prison sentence on Wednesday for distributing child pornography. Stephen Strobel of Jefferson City pleaded guilty on April 18.

Prosecutors say a woman in Wooster, Ohio, discovered in April 2014 that her 13-year-old daughter had engaged in a sexually explicit Internet chat with Strobel. Investigators contacted Strobel a month later at St. Elizabeth High School in the village of St. Elizabeth southwest of Jefferson City. 

Strobel admitted exchanging pornographic photos with girl and sending a video from the girl to another person. He also admitted trading photos of other underage girls with various people online but said he never asked the ages of the depicted children.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.)