Maine teacher sentenced to 16 years for child porn

AP News

11/8/2011 5:17:28 PM - AP News

A former Maine kindergarten teacher who admits producing child pornography involving four children in his class is going to prison for 16 years.

Forty-one-year-old Rob Mocarsky was arrested in January after a parent complained he made one of his pupils dress up in a French maid's costume and then took photos of her. Police say a search of his school and computers revealed he took sexually explicit photographs of four of his pupils.

Mocarsky taught in Jackman, a town of about 800 residents in the western part of the state.

He pleaded guilty in June to producing child pornography. He was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.