Ex-Dover teacher gets 15 years for child pornography

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A former Dover Intermediate School music teacher and band director will spend 15 years in prison on federal charges of producing child pornography.

Matthew B. Puterbaugh, 47, of Dover, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 180 months imprisonment.

Authorities said Puterbaugh secretly made videos of female students’ underwear at the school between 2010 and 2014. Additionally, police searched his home computers and found thousands of images of child pornography he apparently downloaded from the Internet.

He pleaded guilty in January.

Puterbaugh is awaiting trial on other charges in York County court. In addition to photographing female students without their knowledge, authorities said he inappropriately touched girls in his classroom and had a three-year sexual relationship with one student beginning when she was 12 years old.

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