Everyone needs a hobby, but if you’re a teacher, let’s just say that photoshopping the faces of your students onto pornographic images is probably going to raise a couple of red flags.
A Pennsylvania school teacher is facing child pornography charges for just that: He allegedly photoshopped the faces of some of his students onto nude pictures.
Jeffery Schmutzler was a Spanish teacher at Chambersburg Area High School for 16 years. The 42-year-old’s arrest came as a shock to the community, his neighbors, and even his parents. According to law enforcement authorities, Schmutzler had a whopping four terabytes of the stuff on his hard drive. To put that in perspective, that’s around 800 DVDs filled with child pornography.
Friends and family say they have no idea where his behavior came from.
“It’s frightening, because like I said, did you ever see him? No. And you’ve been here 6 or 7 years. It’s disturbing to be so close and not know this is happening. right here in our neighborhood.” Two neighbors recalled.
“He’s never harmed anybody, it’s just you know we didn’t know that he was doing this. So he’s never harmed anybody at all,” his mother said of him. “It’s a total shock to us. So that’s all I can comment on it. We’re gonna do whatever we can to get him help.”
“The sheriff called me that they’ve arrested him. And we had no idea. It came as a total shock to us,” she continued. “Out of nowhere. We didn’t know anything about it,” said his father.
He is currently being held on $60,000 bail, which his parents have pledged to cover. If he’s found guilty, he will face up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and years of supervision to look forward to after he’s released.
Here’s a video report of the story, via Mediaite. What do you think should happen to Jeffery Schmutzler?