Former Surprise teacher pleads guilty to porn charge

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PHOENIX -- A former Surprise charter school teacher has pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix said 38-year-old Victor Scott McPeak Jr., of Surprise pleaded guilty Tuesday. McPeak is a former fifth grade school teacher who was charged in March 2008.

Prosecutors said McPeak was initially identified because he purchased child pornography over the Internet. A subsequent search of McPeaks home revealed that he possessed numerous images and videos of child pornography.

According to the plea agreement, McPeak faces between seven and 14 years in federal prison followed by a term of up to lifetime supervised release.

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