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Ex-music teacher in York County sentenced to 15 years in child porn case

Written by The Associated Press | May 20, 2015 2:53 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A former York County intermediate school music teacher has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a federal conviction of production of child pornography.

Prosecutors say the term imposed on 47-year-old Matthew Puterbaugh of Dover is the minimum for the charge to which the defendant pleaded in January.

Puterbaugh was a music teacher and band director at Dover Intermediate School.

Authorities alleged that between 2010 and 2014, he secretly recorded images of female students at the school that constituted child pornography.

Neither prosecutors nor defense attorney Robert Beyer made any comments during the brief sentencing hearing.

Beyer said in a court filing that the video his client produced "did not contain nudity and was not the typical video commonly sought by pedophiles."

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