Former Sunnyvale teacher gets 10-year jail sentence in child porn case

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by By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 11:03 AM

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Chad Michael Hutchins.

A former Sunnyvale teacher was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison after admitting to possession of child pornography.

Chad Michael Hutchins, 29, was arrested in June 2007 when police acting on a tip searched his Forney home and found three computers containing more than 600 images of child porn. Investigators determined he obtained the images using file-sharing software.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater also ordered Mr. Hutchins to serve 15 years of supervised release after his prison term ends, and that he register as a sex offender.

Mr. Hutchins taught computer classes at Sunnyvale Middle School and worked on the school's yearbook and newspaper and on the district's Web site.

Before taking the Sunnyvale job, he had taught at the Texas Can! Academy in Dallas, authorities said.

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