Judge nixes plea in Pa. principal’s porn case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge says a suburban Philadelphia principal should take more time to weigh his options before deciding whether he wants to plead guilty to possession of child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis has temporarily nixed former Springton Lake Middle School principal Troy Czukoski’s plan to plead guilty. The Delaware County Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/117ohCM) Davis says he heard hesitation in Czukoski’s voice in court Thursday and that he should take more time to consider his options.

No new hearing has been set.

Prosecutors announced charges against the 42-year-old last month; Rose Tree Media School District officials said he had resigned. Prosecutors say a search warrant found more than 150 images of children engaging in sex acts.

His lawyer says he’s an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

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Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com

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