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Former Texas Choir Teacher Going to Prison for Showing Pornographic Video to a Minor

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DALLAS--A former choir teacher at Cross Timbers Middle School in Grapevine, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography, and is facing a sentence of at least five years and no more than 20 years behind bars, according to federal authorities.

Daniel Oberlender, 45,  used his computer to connect to the Internet and use Skype software to show a video file depicting a minor engaged in sexual explicit conduct.

On Aug. 5, 2012, Oberlender allowed DJH to remotely view the entire contends of his computer screen. Oberlender then began playing a video file, which was viewable by DJH, that depicted an adult male and a minor male engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to federal officials.

The minor male, whose eyes are shut during the entire video, appears to be approximately 5 or 6-years-old, authorities stated.

 DJH, who was located in Dallas, used Evaer software to capture and record the contents of Oberlender's computer screen, to include the transmission of the video, federal officials stated.

 

Lawyer who is a Boy Scout Leader Arrested for Child Porn

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BOSTON - A lawyer who is also a Boy Scout leader and part-time middle school teacher was arrested today and charged with possessing child porn and enticing children, according to federal prosecutors.

Andrew J. Myers, 34, communicated with minors, including a 12-year-old boy, to engage in sexual acts,  using  Skype, which is a streaming video service, and emails, the U.S. Attorney Office stated.

Myers is facing not less than 10 years and up to life in prison when he is sentenced, officials stated.

According to an affidavit, Myers worked as a substitute teacher and is presently the Scout Master of a local Boy Scout Troop. Myers is also a former member of the Northbridge School Committee, authorities stated.

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