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Cumberland Co. middle school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

Updated: Tuesday, February 25 2014, 08:29 AM CST
A Cumberland County middle school teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to the Attorney General's office.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the arrest of Craig Cohen, 29, of East Pennsboro Township. Cohen was arrested on Monday morning. 

According to the criminal complaint, agents conducting an online investigation found numerous files containing explicit images of minors engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses. Officials say there was also a file named "Preeteen Boys Pedo Gay."

Agents determined that the files were made public for download. Officials say the files came from a computer that allegedly belonged to Cohen. Officials searched Cohen's home and seized a desktop computer, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and various other electronic media.

During a preliminary investigation the Attorney General's Computer Forensics Unit, located numerous files containing suspected child pornography.

Cohen was charged with four counts of dissemination of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

He was taken to Cumberland County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

School records indicate Cohen is an 8th grade science teacher at East Pennsboro Middle School.

East Pennsboro Middle School released the following statement on its website this afternoon: 

"There was an incident today involving an East Pennsboro Area School District Middle School teacher and the attorney general’s office. The District is cooperating fully with the investigation. All appropriate actions have been taken at this time. As a school district, we are not permitted to discuss any personnel information, as such, please understand that we are not able to comment further on this situation at this time."Cumberland Co. middle school teacher arrested on child pornography charges


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