Ex-Aspen High teacher pleads guilty in child-porn case

A former Aspen High School drama teacher has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and faces up to 18 months in jail.

Bradford Rice Moore was arrested a year ago after investigators said they found images of young girls on his home computer.

Moore had been charged with sexual exploitation of a child. He pleaded guilty last week to the pornography charge, and prosecutors agreed to drop the exploitation charge.

The plea agreement would require him to register as a sex offender and undergo psychological treatment. He will lose his teaching license.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4.

Published in: on November 26, 2007 at 7:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Michigan man pleads guilty to US charges of assaulting English girl in Paris

A Michigan man accused of using the Internet to meet, abduct and sexually assault a 12-year-old English girl has pleaded guilty to two federal charges in the case.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Toby Studabaker, a former U.S. Marine, entered his pleas on Nov. 20 in U.S. District Court. The charges are transporting a child across international borders for the purpose of sexual exploitation and possession of child pornography.

Authorities say they discovered numerous images of child pornography on Studabaker’s personal computer.

According to his U.S. indictment, Studabaker flew to Manchester, England, in July 2003 to meet the girl, then took her to Paris, where he sexually assaulted her.

He was arrested in Frankfurt, Germany, on his way to surrender at the U.S. consulate, hours after the girl caught a flight to England from the German city of Stuttgart.

Studabaker was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison in 2004 after pleading guilty in England to child abduction and inciting a child to commit gross indecency. He was released from prison last June after serving a little more than three years behind bars and deported to the U-S to face the federal charges.

A sentencing hearing had not yet been scheduled, according to a written statement issued by the U.S. attorney’s office. Studabaker faces five to 40 years in prison, a possible lifetime of supervised release and fines totalling a maximum of $500,000.

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