Suspended Pa. teacher faces federal detention

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal magistrate must decide whether a suspended northwestern Pennsylvania high school teacher awaiting trial on a fondling charge in state court must be jailed until he can stand trial on federal child pornography charges.

A grand jury indictment was unsealed earlier this month charging 43-year-old David Montgomery with creating the porn in 2005 and possessing it until April when his home was searched.

That happened after a boy — now 18 — came forward in March and accused Montgomery of molesting him repeatedly from 2003 to 2010.

Montgomery has been suspended from Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy since his arrest two years ago on charges that he molested another boy who visited Montgomery’s home for Christmas in 2010. Montgomery was acquitted of those charges last month and denies wrongdoing in the other cases.

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