Charges were announced Tuesday against a former Delaware County School principal accused of having dozens of images of child pornography.
According to investigators and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, charges were filed against Troy Czukoski, 42, of Exton. Czukoski is the former principal of Springton Lake Middle School and Phoenixville, Pa. Area Middle School in Chester County. Investigators say a search of his home in October of 2012 led them to between 150 and 300 pictures and video of children engaging in sexually-explicit activities. During the search, investigators say 47 CD‘s and DVDs along with two flash drives were taken from the home.
“Right now he’s charged with one count of possession of child pornography. In the charges there’s at least 150 images” Asst. U.S. Attorney Michelle Rotella said.
Parents of students at Springton Lake tell us they received a recorded telephone message at home Tuesday night telling them of the charges. Administrators at Phoenixville Middle School tell us a letter was sent home explaining the situation. Although there is no indication any of Czukoski’s students were found in the images, prosecutors say they have not identified all of the victims.
In a statement from the Rose Tree Media School District, where Czukoski worked, the superintendent called the news disappointing.
“Early this morning we were disappointed to learn from the U.S. Attorney’s office that Dr. Troy Czukoski, the former principal of Springton Lake Middle School, has been charged with the possession of images of children engaging in sexual explicit conduct,'” the statement read. Click here to read full story>>>FOX 29.