Teacher Off to Prison for Child Porn, Molester Gets More Time Than a Murderer, and More
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Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.
This week, a former elementary school teacher was sentenced to prison for his child-porn collection, a child molester got more prison time than a murderer, and more:
- Former elementary school teacher going to prison for child porn
Thomas Warner, a former fourth-grade teacher in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. Cops discovered Warner's child-porn stash in early 2012. Warner, 55, told police that he "use[d] his position as a teacher to compensate for the guilt he feels about viewing the images." He was sentenced to a lifetime of probation on two other charges in the case.
See also: Thomas Warner Pleads Guilty in Child-Porn Case
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