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Dallas elementary teacher charged with child porn

Dallas Reinhardt Elementary School teacher Mark Stutheit of Saginaw faces a federal charge of child pornography.
Dallas Reinhardt Elementary School teacher Mark Stutheit of Saginaw faces a federal charge of child pornography.

A Saginaw resident who teaches fourth grade at a Dallas school was ordered Wednesday to remain in federal custody on a child pornography charge.

Mark Stutheit, 59, was arrested last week on a federal complaint accusing him of receiving child porn.

The maximum sentence is 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Stutheit taught at Reinhardt Elementary School. Dallas school officials could not be reached Wednesday to comment on his status.

Federal agents began an investigation last month after receiving a tip from an undercover officer with Queensland, Australia, police. The officer told agents about exchanging emails with Stutheit about the sexual exploitation of children.

On June 23, agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at Stutheit’s home in Saginaw.

Numerous files of child porn were found on Stutheit’s computer and mobile devices, according to federal court documents.

Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to contact Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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