Matthew Sokol, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (arrested Sept 2014) [child porn]

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    Matthew Sokol, 25, long-term substitute science teacher at Harrison Middle School, Baldwin-Whitehall School District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, "charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography"

    South Side man faces child pornography charges

    According to the affidavit, the investigation began when Twitter sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for the username "playful teacher" on July 28 because two images had just been uploaded to it. Additional information provided by Twitter for the account included the description, "Want to explore my desires for young girls, jailbait." The Internet protocol addresses for the Twitter log-in information traced back to Mr. [Matthew] Sokol's home, and to another address in Brentwood where he is believed to have once lived, the affidavit said.

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    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/c...raphy-charges-Pittsburgh/stories/201409230193


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    Matthew Sokol, Harrison Middle School, Baldwin-Whitehall School District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Substitute teacher in Baldwin-Whitehall School District arrested on child porn charges

    The criminal complaint says that [Matthew] Sokol was tracked by investigators via his username "playfulteacher" on Twitter. When interviewed at his home, Sokol said his Twitter account had been suspended and he attributed it to some pictures that he had retweeted, according to the complaint. "Sokol stated that he has images of children that are in middle school age range involved in sexual acts with adults," ... A detective from the DA's office saw more than 50 images of children under the age of 18 exposing their genitals in a sexual act or posing on Sokol's cellphone, according to the complaint.

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    "He didn't think that it was an issue that he is interested in the same age range of children that he teaches. He stated, 'It is at home, my personal life, that is how I justify it. As long as it is my personal collection, it is OK.' He also stated, 'As long as I am not having sex with children and not taking the pictures, it is not illegal what I am doing.'"

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    Baldwin-Whitehall substitute teacher charged in child porn case

    Twitter Inc. reported to authorities that a user with a screenname “playfulteacher” uploaded two files suspected to be child pornography. Authorities subpoenaed Verizon's records on Aug. 28. On Sept. 2, Verizon responded with information that led police to [Matthew] Sokol's home on Mission Street and his parents' house on Kaufmann Avenue in Brentwood. Authorities served a warrant at Sokol's home on Tuesday morning. When agents asked Sokol whether he knew why they were there, “he stated that he did and it was because of what he has done,” the complaint said ... Sokol told investigators that he saved the images on his cellphone, on which detectives found more than 50 images of child pornography.

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    Substitute middle school teacher accused in child porn case

    According to the criminal complaint, Twitter Inc. reported to authorities that a user with a screen name “playfulteacher” uploaded two files that were suspected to be child pornography onto Twitter. The social media company provided the user's IP address and authorities subpoenaed Verizon's records on Aug. 28. On Sept. 2, Verizon responded with information that led police to [Matthew] Sokol's home on Mission Street in the South Side Slopes and his parents' house on Kaufmann Avenue in Brentwood. On Sept. 17, a special agent with the FBI turned the case over to the District Attorney's Office, which reviewed the information and discovered the images. Detectives with the District Attorney's Office and agents from the FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force served a warrant at Sokol's home.

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